Gov. gives students “great opportunities” for brighter, more flexible future

Recently, Gov. Rick Snyder signed two bills into law — Public Acts 208 and 209 of 2014 — giving high school students more leeway in exploring vocational and skilled-trade programs through the Michigan Merit Curriculum. Students who previously were unable to pursue career options like car mechanics, nursing or home building due to curriculum restrictions are now…

#TBT: A fix to Michigan’s fireworks laws

Prior to 2011, Michigan residents had to travel to surrounding states to purchase many of their fireworks, taking money away from our economy and making most recreational fireworks illegal in our state. However, in 2011, the laws were changed, and Michigan began to allow consumer fireworks for personal use. Unfortunately, the increase in fireworks purchases…

The search continues for the Capitol Christmas tree

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is still on the hunt for this year’s Capitol Christmas tree, and the deadline is approaching to submit your tree! The DNR recently extended its search, so if you’ve got a tree you think would be ideal for the 2014 Capitol Christmas tree, reach out to your state representative or contact the…

The people of Michigan benefit from our growing list of accomplishments

Throughout the month of June, the governor has been busily signing legislation into law that both the House and Senate approved earlier in the month. Many of these new laws are part of the House Republican Action Plan, so we thought we’d update our progress again to keep Michigan residents informed of the very latest…

Michigan’s leading the recovery

Michigan’s recovery keeps getting noticed — but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep talking about it. Our state is leading the way, and here’s yet another study that shows it. In a new report released this month, the Manhattan Institute looked at some of the country’s biggest cities and surrounding suburbs and produced an in-depth…

#TBT: House Republicans have created a smaller, more accountable government

Welcome to this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday! Over the next few weeks and months we are going to dedicate our Thursdays to looking back on the work House Republicans have done in the past four years. The Republican-led House is fighting to keep Michigan moving forward, and we believe that the best way to do…

Michigan’s comeback continues to get noticed

In the past few years, Michigan’s comeback has been receiving more and more attention. Our economy rebounds a little more each day, attracting new businesses — and new jobs — to our state and making everyone’s future even brighter. We know our comeback is noteworthy, but it still doesn’t hurt to have others notice it too….

Nonprofit joins entrepreneurial spirit in Detroit

Another private business has joined Detroit’s arsenal of entrepreneurial companies this week as Upwardly Global opened its fourth office in the nation on Woodward Avenue. Already established in San Francisco, New York and Chicago, the nonprofit chose to join Michigan’s comeback by continuing to help legal immigrants and refugees create a brighter future for themselves…