On the PATH to a brighter future

In 2013, House Republicans made some drastic changes to the Family Independence Program (FIP), ensuring that our state’s resources went to families looking for a much-needed — though temporary — helping hand. One of the major changes implemented was the creation of the Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope. (PATH) program, which helped clients work one-on-one with their caseworkers…

Road to Repair

#TBT: On the road to repair in the House Transportation Committee

Welcome to this week’s Throwback Thursday.   Today we take a look at the legislative accomplishments of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. In the past, the Transportation Committee has deliberated and approved bills to improve Michigan’s roads as part of an all-encompassing road and infrastructure repair plan that aims to increase efficiency, invest properly using current resources, and improve quality…

Michigan’s economy is in full recovery mode — and we have the proof

Week after week, we read about Michigan’s turnaround and the theme is the same – Michigan’s economy is in full recovery mode.  This week is a little different though, because an annual economic activity report produced by Business Facilities truly highlights our state’s impressive turnaround. The annual report looks at more than 27 different categories, separating the…

Voters approve Proposal 1: Here’s what’s next for our state

On Tuesday, voters across the state cast their ballots, and when it was all said and done, Proposal 1 passed with nearly 70 percent support. By giving final approval to Proposal 1, voters approved a Republican-led plan to phase out the burdensome personal property tax (PPT) which required small businesses to pay additional taxes on office equipment…

#TBT: Judging a committee by its accomplishments

In similar fashion to last week’s #ThrowbackThursday, we are again focusing on the achievements of another House committee – the House Judiciary Committee. Chaired by Rep. Kevin Cotter, the House Judiciary Committee discusses and passes bills that, on the surface seem nuanced and confusing, but have a huge impact on Michigan laws and an everyday…

#TBT: House committee dedicated to honoring Michigan’s veterans

In this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, we are taking a closer look at the accomplishments of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. During the 2013-14 legislative session, House Republicans were dedicated to helping veterans returning from combat and former active duty service members alike – and the results from this committee speak for themselves….

Bridging the information gap: Michigan road funding in the news

With construction season in full swing, now seems like a good time to look back at the work Republican leadership has done to pave the way toward better roads in Michigan. Whether approving money for much needed local projects, investing existing resources in our roads, introducing road funding legislation or even putting on a hardhat…

#TBT: From tax burdens to tax relief

When Republicans gained majority in the House, they pledged to help businesses grow by reducing their tax burden. Republicans have done so in many ways – including the elimination of the oppressive Michigan Business Tax – but today, we focus on changes to the Personal Property Tax (PPT). That’s why we’re throwing it back twice:…

The people of Michigan benefit from our growing list of accomplishments

Throughout the month of June, the governor has been busily signing legislation into law that both the House and Senate approved earlier in the month. Many of these new laws are part of the House Republican Action Plan, so we thought we’d update our progress again to keep Michigan residents informed of the very latest…

Building solutions, but our work isn’t done

House Republicans have made it a priority to create a brighter future in our state, and even though we haven’t accomplished everything on our checklist, we are still working to ensure a better Michigan for everyone. Over the past few months, we have been working to find solutions to problems facing Michigan’s hardworking women and men….

#TBT: Cutting red tape to make room for economic growth

Let’s rewind to three years ago when our administrative rule books were bursting at the seams, stifling our economy and making it hard to do business here in Michigan. Republican leadership saw that Michigan’s comeback was coming but not quickly enough. That’s why Republican leadership began working with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory…

We must do more than just say ‘thank you’

On behalf of Michigan House Republicans, we’d like to thank all Michigan veterans for sacrificing so much for our state and country.  As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, it’s important for everyone to honor those who gave their lives serving our country in the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Army, Coast Guard,…

#FF: House Republicans take a common-sense approach to administrative regulations

Welcome to this week’s #FollowFriday, where we will be highlighting some of the common-sense changes the Republican-led House is making to Michigan’s administrative rules and regulations! In 2011, Republican leadership worked with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to modernize and update the state’s administrative laws. The goal was to strike a balance…