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National Adoption Month: Helping provide a brighter future for all Michigan children

November is National Adoption Month, dedicated to raising awareness and making a difference in the lives of the 102,000 children in the United States who are currently seeking adoptive families. Michigan has made strides this legislative session to provide more children in our state with loving homes while easing challenges adoptive families and birthmothers encounter…

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ICYMI: Detroit is back!

BREAKING: Bankruptcy judge approves Detroit’s all-encompassing plan to revive and reform the city. Federal Judge Steven Rhodes approved Detroit’s plan to overcome its historic bankruptcy today after the state, city and private entities worked tirelessly to resolve the challenging issue. The Motor City received guidance from emergency manager Kevyn Orr—who filed for bankruptcy on the city’s…

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Economic index grows, proves Michigan’s strength again

As it has in the past few months, Comerica Bank reported more proof of Michigan’s economic strength this week. The Michigan Economic Activity Index increased in July and again in August, proving that the state is well on its way to making a full economic comeback. The index jumped to 120.4 points in August, indicating that things are…

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It’s Election Day, don’t sit this one out

Make your voice heard and your vote count! Today is a big day across the nation and in the Great Lake State — it’s the first Tuesday in November, which means today is Election Day. In addition to casting votes for state representative, state senator and other local officials, voters will also be making their voice…

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ICYMI: A way for local businesses to grow

Recently, The New York Times featured an op-ed touting benefits of both the newly created Michigan Invests Locally Exemption (MILE) and the newly enacted law allowing for Michigan Investment Markets. Together, these two laws establish equity crowdfunding in the Great Lake State and create the framework for an in-state stock exchange — and they could have a…

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#FF: What’s ahead for the Michigan Legislature

Welcome to this week’s edition of #FollowFriday. Instead of looking back at previous bills, this week we are looking ahead at what is still to come before the end of the 2014 legislative term. Three of the top issues that the House will be working on before the New Year are education, building better and more sustainable…

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#TBT: Insuring a brighter future for Michigan

It’s #ThrowbackThursday once again, and this week we’re taking a look at the House Insurance Committee, chaired by Rep. Pete Lund. Whether tackling tough issues like automobile, health and life insurance or modifying the state’s insurance code, this committee has been hard at work during the 2013-14 legislative session. Here’s a sample of a few…