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Fixing Michigan Roads and Bridges: The Road to a Brighter Future

With roads still a hot topic to residents across the state, House Republicans are continuing to work with their colleagues across the aisle, as well as the Senate and Gov. Rick Snyder, to come up with a long-lasting solution to fix Michigan’s roads. Separate road-funding proposals have been approved in both the House and Senate,…

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Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform: An Update on the House’s landmark package

“This legislation is about doing right by individuals, law enforcement, and the trust and respect between them.” – Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, Chair of the House Committee on Judiciary Nationwide cases have demonstrated the negative consequences in what we call “civil asset forfeiture,” a highly valuable tool by which public safety agencies repurpose money and…

House Republicans ahead of schedule: 36 percent of Action Plan complete

With one quarter of the 2015-2016 legislative session behind us, House Republicans have demonstrated a focus on Michigan by completing 36 percent of our Action Plan. Gov. Rick Snyder this week signed a balanced budget early for the fifth year in a row, and House Republicans are fulfilling their promises to Michiganders ahead of schedule, too. Shortly after…

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Get the facts: Understanding the House GOP roads plan

Michigan House Republicans believe roads should be a top priority at the state Capitol. And while it’s very easy to just say that roads should be a priority, we know that Michigan residents expect more from their elected officials. That’s why we introduced a plan last Wednesday that not only makes roads a priority, it…

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House Speaker Kevin Cotter unveils key focus points for roads

House Speaker Kevin Cotter today announced key principles he said will build a good foundation for a permanent road-funding solution. Speaker Cotter talking to WJR about the future of road funding in Michigan. Speaker Cotter on WWJ discussing what happens next to fund road repairs. Speaker Cotter appearing on the Frank Beckmann show to lay out the…

House Republicans make progress on 50 percent of Action Plan items

In only the first three months of the new legislative session, House Republicans have made progress on more than 50 percent of their Action Plan items. House Republicans have made it a priority to focus on making Michigan a better state for everyone who works and lives here. Earlier this year, we introduced our annual Action Plan…

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Michigan unemployment rate hits 12-year low

Lost Decade may finally be lost for good Michigan’s unemployment rate has declined for the fifth consecutive month, and is at its lowest level since 2002. The December 2014 statewide unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percent, from 6.7 percent down to 6.3 percent, putting Michigan’s unemployment rate at its lowest level in more than…

Measures protecting patients head to gov

All Michigan patients should be able to trust their physician, so the Michigan Legislature passed bills protecting patients from doctors’ illegal actions. In October, the House passed a four-bill package to better protect patients being treated by physicians who are acting illegally. This week, the Senate passed the package and the bills now head to the governor’s desk….

A permanent solution for Michigan roads

Over the past four years, House Republicans have worked to make road funding a priority, and today we are paving the way for a permanent, long-lasting bipartisan solution. Both parties from the House and Senate worked together with the governor to come up with a plan that, when approved, provides $1.2 billion annually for maintaining and improving our roads, while also allowing the…