Celebrate Michigan boating week: June 7-14

If you’re still reeling from the Free Fishing Weekend that just took place, here’s a great way to turn your Pure Michigan weekend into a Pure Michigan week — celebrate Michigan Boating Week, June 7-14. With nearly 1 million registered boats and another 300,000 or so canoes and kayaks floating around in Michigan waters, our…

#TBT: Cutting red tape to make room for economic growth

Let’s rewind to three years ago when our administrative rule books were bursting at the seams, stifling our economy and making it hard to do business here in Michigan. Republican leadership saw that Michigan’s comeback was coming but not quickly enough. That’s why Republican leadership began working with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory…

Reelin’ and wheelin’: A Pure Michigan weekend

Michigan’s great outdoors are rivaled by few but revered by all, and this weekend Michiganders and visitors to the Great Lake State alike have the chance to enjoy some of Michigan’s outdoor activities for free! Each year, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources hosts a free fishing and Off-Road Vehicle weekend, and this weekend, June…

Michigan goes #PureMIPurple for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month takes place each June, raising awareness about a disease that 170,000 people aged 65 or older have been diagnosed with in the state of Michigan alone. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease that causes those afflicted to have difficulty with memory, behavior and thinking. There is no cure and the aliment…

ICYMI: Saugatuck named ‘Best Summer Weekend Escape’

Photo courtesy of gbozik photography USA Today has confirmed something we Michiganders already know — our beaches (and the towns that border them) are the best around. And that’s why Saugatuck was voted the “Best Summer Weekend Escape” by readers of USA Today and 10Best. On the shores of Lake Michigan, Saugatuck was the only Midwest…

#FF: Providing necessary tools to help save loved ones

Welcome to the latest edition of #FollowFriday! Earlier this spring, House Bills 5404-5407 were introduced in the House, allowing family, friends and first responders to administer a life-saving drug to recovering addicts during an accidental overdose. Addiction is a very difficultissue to overcome as most recovering addicts will tell you, and fatal heroin overdoses have…

ICYMI: House votes to phase out driver responsibility fees

Last week, the Republican-led House passed two bills to repeal the state’s driver responsibility fees, which assess additional fees and penalties on drivers who’ve accumulated too many points on their licenses. What’s more, failure to pay driver responsibility fees can result in suspension of an individual’s license, which could cause many to drive without a…