Michigan’s unemployment rate at lowest level in eight years

Our state’s unemployment rate has declined for the fourth consecutive month, and is at its lowest level since April 2006. Michigan’s unemployment rate has decreased for the fourth consecutive month. The November 2014 statewide unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percent down to 6.7 percent, putting Michigan’s unemployment rate at pre-recessionary levels. In fact, our…

Second leg of Lame Duck: A week in review

Let’s take a look at a few more items House Republicans checked off their Awesome Duck to-do list last week FULL HOUSE APPROVAL Students first, athletes second Representatives approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Al Pscholka, R-Stevensville, ensuring student athletes remain classified as students, not employees. This ensures that college athletes will still be enrolled in…

Week in review: Awesome duck, part 2

As the second of three weeks in Lame Duck session comes to a close, let’s recap what House Republicans have done for Michigan House puts low-income heating needs first Legislation sponsored by Rep. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, allocates federal dollars—upfront—for weatherization so agencies can better protect the state’s low-income families from Michigan’s unpredictable elements, especially through the winter months. The bill requires…