We must do more than just say ‘thank you’

On behalf of Michigan House Republicans, we’d like to thank all Michigan veterans for sacrificing so much for our state and country.  As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, it’s important for everyone to honor those who gave their lives serving our country in the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Army, Coast Guard,…

#FF: House Republicans take a common-sense approach to administrative regulations

Welcome to this week’s #FollowFriday, where we will be highlighting some of the common-sense changes the Republican-led House is making to Michigan’s administrative rules and regulations! In 2011, Republican leadership worked with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to modernize and update the state’s administrative laws. The goal was to strike a balance…

Q&A on the Detroit bankruptcy settlement bills

This fact-based Q&A has been put together in response to questions and concerns lawmakers have received from residents statewide with regard to the Detroit bankruptcy settlement. This is a compilation of answers from various representatives. It is not a comprehensive list but addresses the most frequently asked questions from the last few weeks. Why are you…

#TBT: Resurgence on the river

Welcome to this week’s #ThrowbackThursday! In the not so distant past, Grand Rapids made a list no city wants to make — a compilation of America’s dying cities. The city’s decline started in the 1970s when manufacturing jobs began to leave the state, but it intensified in the last decade and culminated with the Newsweek ranking in…

One step closer to Detroit’s recovery

Speramus meliora resurget cineribus “We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes” After many months of research and preparation, 11 bills were approved by the newly formed committee on Detroit’s Recovery and Michigan’s Future today, led by Chair John Walsh, R-Livonia. The bipartisan package was introduced and discussed in five thorough committee meetings in the…

Protecting the rights of nursing moms with new House measures

On Tuesday, Reps. Amanda Price and Lisa Lyons introduced House Bills 5591 and 5592 to ensure no mother can be charged with indecent exposure or disorderly conduct for an act many see as natural and beneficial – breastfeeding her child. The measures are tie-barred with Senate Bill 674, which creates the Breastfeeding Anti-discrimination Act so…

A pop of color at the Michigan Capitol

Spring has officially sprung in Lansing — and there are more than 17,000 new annuals surrounding the Michigan Capitol to prove it! The design process began on Monday, when volunteers used cloth patterns and colored straws to mark where each flower would be planted. Today, volunteers filled the Capitol Square, planting burgundy petunias, yellow marigolds, red salvias…

Investing in Education

Since 2010, Republican leadership from the House, Senate and governor has increased money spent on education in Michigan by more than a billion dollars. During the same time, federal aid for schools coming into Michigan for schools has decreased by over a quarter of a billion dollars. Even with a decrease in federal aid, the…