Representatives’ hearts always close to home

Working day in and out to improve and protect the well-being of Michigan’s communities means leading by example. Just last week, Rep. Al Pscholka visited two young constituents who both proudly participated in the “Turning Pages with Pscholka” summer reading contest. Damarien Bell and Reunica Mays each won the reading contest in their age groups, which challenged…

Michigan rakes in an exceptional list of awards

2014 was a big year for Michigan and several of our great cities have been recognized nationally. On lists ranging from most beautiful small towns to best airport for a layover, Michigan certainly has its share of “best places.” Grand Rapids was a powerhouse this year, sweeping a handful of awards. Lonely Planet named the western Michigan community the No….

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…