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Reducing auto insurance rates for Michigan families

Michigan families struggle to pay auto insurance premiums Auto insurance costs are significantly higher than other states because of inflexible mandates and the resulting expenses. Legislative inaction to address skyrocketing costs and an inefficient claims process must be remedied to help all residents of Michigan. House Republicans have focused on identifying the cost drivers that have…

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Combatting human trafficking, the legislative approach (infographic)

When Rep. Kurt Heise, along with fellow lawmakers, representatives from the attorney general’s office and other stakeholders in the fight against human trafficking unveiled legislation to combat the crime of human trafficking, it was the result of months of work. Over 20 bills were introduced based on the 2013 report published by the Michigan Advisory…

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Bills approved today would update Michigan’s campaign finance laws

This week the House approved Senate Bills 440, 441, and 661 which aim to update Michigan’s outdated campaign finance laws. Campaign laws have not changed in Michigan in over 30 years. Michiganders should be able to contribute more to a campaign today than they would have 30 years ago.  These amounts are now more in…

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Michigan is brewing jobs

Craft beer is a growing industry in Michigan, having rapidly expanded during the last 20 years. Breweries from Bellaire to Holland to Commerce Township have eagerly awaited the passage of House Bills 4709-11, which authorize increased craft beer output and permit establishment of new locations for existing breweries. Bill 4709 increases the barrel threshold for…

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Special licenses offered to retired nurses

Under House Bill 4156 retired nurses can apply to receive a special license to volunteer to provide care to patients in under served areas.  Retired nurses can receive the license at no cost to them by applying with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. With the license, nurses have the same legal protections that volunteer…