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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Snyder’s governing receives national recognition

Even if you haven’t been following Gov. Rick Snyder, Governing magazine has. Take a look at what they have to say about him. Prior to Governor Snyder’s first term in office, Michigan’s population was declining and jobs were disappearing. For those who stuck around, there was little hope that Michigan would rebound for the better. The…

Electoral College reform: Debunking the myths and rumors

Since being introduced last week, there have been a lot of rumors and half-truths regarding House Bill 5974, a proposal to more fairly distribute Michigan’s Electoral College vote. Some valid concerns have been raised and are already being addressed, but there have also been highly sensationalized declarations about the bill as well. In this post, we’ll…

#FF: House Rs lead prison reforms

In this week’s #FollowFriday, we review a package to reform prison sentencing and improve outcomes for Michiganders   Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland, is eager to get the legislative ball rolling on prison reform to improve the state’s sentencing guidelines. Aiming to reduce recidivism in the Great Lake State, he has been examining how to keep offenders out…

Investing more in roads

Over the past four years, House Republicans have worked to make road funding a priority. If you’re looking for proof of this dedication, you need look no further than the investments the House has made under Republican leadership. Since 2010, House Republicans have invested more than $870 million from existing resources in improving our state’s roads…

Female entrepreneurs are rebuilding Detroit

Detroit has exited bankruptcy, and the future of the city has never looked brighter As Detroit quickly becomes both a vibrant cultural and business center once again, Michiganders — and now the rest of the country — can see the city is on the comeback. In fact, Fortune Magazine recently published a story highlighting the…

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…