A much-needed facelift for the Capitol dome: Protecting & preserving the people’s building

Lansing, Mich. — Come within just a few miles of the Michigan State Capitol Building and you’ll notice its iconic white dome looks a little unusual. That’s because it’s encased by tiers of scaffolding to help a restoration team revitalize the 136-year-old structure. This is the first significant renovation project in more than two decades, and includes weatherproofing,…

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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…

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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…

House Republicans make progress on 50 percent of Action Plan items

In only the first three months of the new legislative session, House Republicans have made progress on more than 50 percent of their Action Plan items. House Republicans have made it a priority to focus on making Michigan a better state for everyone who works and lives here. Earlier this year, we introduced our annual Action Plan…

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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…

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#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…