Optimistic Michigan: Unemployment rate, economic outlook improving

Our state’s unemployment rate is finally back to pre-recessionary levels and Michigan’s positive economic outlook is higher than it’s been in years. Michigan’s unemployment rate has decreased for third consecutive month. The October 2014 statewide unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percent down to 7.1 percent, putting Michigan’s unemployment rate at pre-recessionary levels. In fact, our unemployment rate is…

Snyder’s governing receives national recognition

Even if you haven’t been following Gov. Rick Snyder, Governing magazine has. Take a look at what they have to say about him. Prior to Governor Snyder’s first term in office, Michigan’s population was declining and jobs were disappearing. For those who stuck around, there was little hope that Michigan would rebound for the better. The…

Online State of Michigan Resources

Ever wondered how to contact the governor’s office? Or wanted to see where the lastest MDOT project is taking place? Do you need tips or ideas for your next Pure Michigan vacation? Or want to pay your vehicle registration online? The state of Michigan has a plethora of online resources available to residents, just a…

Michigan ranks in Top 10 for engineering careers

Michigan is home to the eighth-most engineering careers in the nation Michigan’s unemployment rate has declined for the third consecutive month, and we are now at pre-recession levels. One reason for our unemployment turnaround is due to the growing number of engineering career opportunities popping up throughout the state. According to EngineerJobs.com, Michigan companies are currently seeking candidates…

Electoral College reform: Debunking the myths and rumors

Since being introduced last week, there have been a lot of rumors and half-truths regarding House Bill 5974, a proposal to more fairly distribute Michigan’s Electoral College vote. Some valid concerns have been raised and are already being addressed, but there have also been highly sensationalized declarations about the bill as well. In this post, we’ll…

Are you ready for winter?

Winter has decided to make an early appearance here in Michigan, making it all the more important for residents across the state to make emergency preparedness a priority. Severe winter weather poses health and safety concerns. Whether it’s freezing pipes, stalled cars, potential propane shortages or power outages, the key is to be prepared for…

#FF: House Rs lead prison reforms

In this week’s #FollowFriday, we review a package to reform prison sentencing and improve outcomes for Michiganders   Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland, is eager to get the legislative ball rolling on prison reform to improve the state’s sentencing guidelines. Aiming to reduce recidivism in the Great Lake State, he has been examining how to keep offenders out…