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From the Blog:

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Michigan is brewing jobs for a brighter future

While Michigan’s craft beer industry continues to contribute substantially to Michigan’s brighter future, it’s not the only industry benefitting from a greater interest in Mitten State beer. As Brian Dews, co-owner of Rockford Brewing Co., mentioned during a stop on the #MIBrewingJobs tour, a growing craft beer industry in Michigan also benefits the state’s tourism…

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A birthday gift from the National Parks Service

The National Parks Service turns 98 years old today and, as a special gift to celebrate the momentous day, park admission fees are being waived! There are a total of 401 national parks for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy across the United States. Michigan is home to five of those national parks, including Isle Royale National…

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Turning Michigan Around

In the past three years, jobs are up and unemployment is down. Wages are improving and so are home sales. It’s amazing to see what things were like then vs. now.      

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#FF: Conservation Act initiative preserves state wildlife, citizens’ will

Protect and conserve A petition to manage and protect Michigan’s beautiful wildlife passed the Senate last week and requires only one more legislative body’s vote of confidence to take effect. Supported by nearly 300,000 Michiganders who exercised their constitutional right to petition state government, the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act decrees the DNR’s Natural Resources Commission be…


Recent News:

Farrington announces pair of September coffee hours

Lawmaker: I look forward to meeting with local residents State Rep. Jeff Farrington today announced he will be hosting two coffee hour events during the month of September. “These informal meetings are a great way for me to talk with and receive feedback from local residents,” said Farrington, R-Utica. “Residents should feel free to stop…

Rep. Pscholka announces trio of in-district coffee hours

Lawmaker: Feedback from local residents is essential State Rep. Al Pscholka will host three coffee hour events during September and October. The informal meetings give local residents the chance to meet with the lawmaker and discuss questions and concerns regarding local or state government. Pscholka’s office hours will take place at the following dates and…

National Guard tuition help now available

Michigan DMVA ready to accept applications for program Michigan National Guard members are now able to apply for tuition assistance via a new website from the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. State Rep. Bruce Rendon said the program is the result of the Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Act, legislation he introduced…

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Price requests Social Security option for police and fire employees

State Rep. Amanda Price is working to give police and fire employees the option of enrolling in the federal Social Security program, putting them on equal footing with other state employees in Michigan. The lawmaker today submitted a letter to Director David Behen of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB), requesting a modification…

Rep. Leonard reminds residents of September office hours

Local residents with questions or concerns regarding state or local government are invited to join state Rep. Tom Leonard during his regularly scheduled office hours in St. Johns and Ithaca in September. Office hours will be held: In St. Johns on Friday, Sept. 12 at the Big Boy, 1408 S. U.S. 27, from 9 to…

Stamas: Tuition assistance now available for eligible state National Guard

Newly launched website will help recruit Michigan’s best and brightest Michigan National Guard recruits and members are now able to apply for tuition assistance via a newly launched website run through the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, announced state Rep. Jim Stamas. The website is the result of the Michigan National Guard State…

Price’s new law curbs meth ingredient sales in Michigan

Lawmaker: NPLEx tracking system blocks illegal sales before they occur New laws designed to combat the use, production and distribution of methamphetamines has led to lower sales of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine in Michigan, announced state Rep. Amanda Price. According to the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) – the real-time tracking system used by pharmacies and…