Rep. Muxlow hails bills to fight unemployment benefits abuse

Lawmaker: Measures protect taxpayers, job creators State Rep. Paul Muxlow today applauded a legislative package that reforms Michigan’s unemployment insurance process and protects residents and job creators from fraud, including a bill that denies benefits to a worker who fails or refuses to take a drug test as part of the employment process. The House…

Graves says unemployment reform protects state from fraud

Lawmaker votes for legislative package State Rep. Joseph Graves today applauded passage of a package of bills that reforms Michigan’s unemployment insurance process, including a measure that denies benefits to a worker who fails or refuses to take a drug test as a condition of employment. The House today passed House Bills 4949-4954 dealing with…

Rep. Kowall announces schedule for October office hours

State Rep. Eileen Kowall encourages residents of the 44th House District to attend her regularly scheduled office hours, taking place in Highland, White Lake and Milford in October. Office hours will be held at the following locations: Saturday, Oct. 5: In Highland at Colasanti’s Market, 468 S. Milford Road, from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday,…

Yonker applauds reform to unemployment policies

Measures will protect job creators from fraud State Rep. Ken Yonker today praised passage of a package of bills to reform Michigan’s unemployment insurance process, including a bill that denies benefits to a worker who fails or refuses to take a drug test as a condition of employment. The House today passed House Bills 4949-4954…

Speaker Bolger’s statement on passage of HCR 11 (Common Core)

Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, issued the following statement after the House approved House Concurrent Resolution 11 (Common Core) this afternoon: “Michigan parents deserve high expectations and accountability in our educational system so that all children can learn and succeed. I commend the many representatives who dedicated countless hours to do their homework…

Rep. MacMaster votes to approve common-sense unemployment reforms

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved legislation reforming unemployment policies that include denying unemployment benefits to anyone who fails or refuses to take a drug test as a condition of employment, state Rep. Greg MacMaster announced. The legislation disqualifies anyone from receiving unemployment benefits if they fail or refuse to take a drug test as…

Rep. Lauwers votes to approve common-sense unemployment reforms

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved legislation reforming unemployment policies that include denying unemployment benefits to anyone who fails or refuses to take a drug test as a condition of employment, state Rep. Dan Lauwers announced. The legislation disqualifies anyone from receiving unemployment benefits if they fail or refuse to take a drug test as…

Rep. O’Brien takes part in Capitol event to help stop human trafficking

State Rep. Margaret O’Brien today participated in a special event at the Capitol to announce bipartisan legislative solutions to crack down on human trafficking, raise public awareness of the crime, and support victims and survivors. O’Brien joined special guest speaker Theresa Flores, a human trafficking survivor and author; bipartisan state senators and representatives; and concerned…

Local job providers travel to Lansing to testify in favor of Foster legislation

Todd Callewaert, president of Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island, and George Smolak, owner of Legs Inn in Cross Village, traveled to Lansing today to testify in support of legislation introduced by Rep. Frank Foster to help strengthen the state’s economy. Foster invited the two small-business leaders to the House Commerce Committee to discuss House…

McCready announces incentives for Birmingham company expansion, job creation

State Rep. Mike McCready today announced Woodward Brown Associates, LLC has received a $3.2 million incentive through the Michigan Community Revitalization Program. The performance-based loan participation will go towards the construction of a new five-story, mixed-use structure on the corner of Woodward Avenue and Brown Street in Birmingham. The building, which will be known as…

House approves Nesbitt bill to refund money to taxpayers

Nesbitt: Unnecessary regulations and fees should be repealed The Michigan House of Representatives today voted to return money to utility customers that was paid into the Uncollectible Allowance Recovery Fund. House Bill 4937, sponsored by state Rep. Aric Nesbitt, chair of the House Energy and Technology Committee, won unanimous approval during the vote. “Unnecessary regulations…