#TBT: Celebrating Mother’s Day with our reps

Sunday is Mother’s Day, so in order to kick of the celebration of moms, grandmas and motherhood in general, we thought we’d take a look back at some of our reps sharing special moments with their mothers. Enjoy! From left to right: Rep. Rob VerHeulen and his mom, Dorothy; Rep. Amanda Price with her mom,…

Local and national media are noticing Michigan’s turnaround

Michigan’s comeback is one of a kind, not only because we had so far to come but also because we continue to rebuild and recover more each day.  Less than three years ago, Michigan hit its lowest point, but Republican leadership has made it a priority to change the way government works and our future…

Change a lifetime: May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, highlighting the importance of those who open their homes and provide children and teens with stable environments until a long-term living arrangement is found. A safe and caring environment is vital to each child’s success, and that’s why the foster care system offers kids a safe place to grow,…

ICYMI: Tourism spending keeps going up in #PureMichigan

The state’s tourism industry continues to grow, bringing in visitors from across the nation as well as abroad. According to an article by the Detroit News, visitors spent $18.7 billion in Michigan in 2013, including a record $13.8 billion in leisure travel spending. The news comes at just the right time — tourism season is…

#FF: A second chance for a brighter future

Welcome to the latest edition of #FollowFriday! Earlier this week, the Michigan House approved House Bills 5216-5218 in an effort to lower recidivism rates among our state’s parolees and encourage those parolees to re-enter the workforce. The bills allow the Michigan Department of Corrections to issue certificates of employability to parolees when they are released…

#TBT: From a stalled economy to one that is driving forward

Only a few years ago, Michigan was experiencing one of its worst economic climates in history. Jobs were disappearing, our population was declining and hope for a better Michigan was fading fast. When House Republicans gained leadership in 2011, they recognized that they didn’t just win the majority, but they also earned the responsibility of taking…

It’s money in the bank! Spotlighting financial literacy

April is Financial Literacy Month, highlighting the importance of establishing and maintaining healthy financial habits. So what better time to check in with some of our state legislators — Reps. Earl Poleski, Tom McMillin and Martin Howrylak — to get their thoughts on financial responsibility, both for Michigan families and for the state as a whole….

Standing up for gun owners’ rights: Second Amendment March

The Second Amendment March took place at the Michigan Capitol today, recognizing the right to responsibly own and use firearms. Proud gun owners gathered near the Capitol steps, openly carrying firearms and showing they can – and should – be used and owned responsibly. House Republicans are passionate about protecting the rights of all Michigan…