Get the facts: Understanding the House GOP roads plan

Michigan House Republicans believe roads should be a top priority at the state Capitol. And while it’s very easy to just say that roads should be a priority, we know that Michigan residents expect more from their elected officials. That’s why we introduced a plan last Wednesday that not only makes roads a priority, it…

House Speaker Kevin Cotter unveils key focus points for roads

House Speaker Kevin Cotter today announced key principles he said will build a good foundation for a permanent road-funding solution. Speaker Cotter talking to WJR about the future of road funding in Michigan. Speaker Cotter on WWJ discussing what happens next to fund road repairs. Speaker Cotter appearing on the Frank Beckmann show to lay out the…

Ag Day at the Capitol: Celebrating one of Michigan’s economic engines

Today we welcome Michigan’s agriculture industry to Lansing to recognize the countless positive impacts our producers have in the Great Lakes State, around the nation and internationally. The 5.4 million acres of land across the state that are dedicated to farming supply a healthy variety of crops for our communities and people around the world. Agriculture is Michigan’s…

#MIstory: Ag industry growing internationally and in Lansing

Two members with connections to Michigan’s booming food and agriculture industry joined the House Republican caucus this year. Reps. Triston Cole and Brett Roberts share a passion for the state’s agricultural heritage, which is well-represented in Lansing and around the world. Thanks to efforts led by Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican Legislature, Michigan’s food and agriculture exports grew 8.9…

#MIstory: Sheppard’s office doubles as gallery for local artists

When lawmakers arrive in Lansing to prepare for a new term, their office walls are like a blank canvas. Which over time, often blossom into welcoming displays with local Michigan charm. State Rep. Jason Sheppard has Monroe-area art on display in his Lansing office, and when visitors come to the office they have the opportunity to learn…

#MIstory: Rep. Inman is searching for Amelia Earhart

In July 1937, Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific. She was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and Michigan’s very own Rep. Larry Inman has spent 22 years collecting original artifacts from her inspiring life. Inman has the world’s largest private collection of items related to Earhart’s life, including more…

Michigan unemployment rate hits 12-year low

Lost Decade may finally be lost for good Michigan’s unemployment rate has declined for the fifth consecutive month, and is at its lowest level since 2002. The December 2014 statewide unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percent, from 6.7 percent down to 6.3 percent, putting Michigan’s unemployment rate at its lowest level in more than…