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#TBT: House committee dedicated to honoring Michigan’s veterans

In this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, we are taking a closer look at the accomplishments of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. During the 2013-14 legislative session, House Republicans were dedicated to helping veterans returning from combat and former active duty service members alike – and the results from this committee speak for themselves….


Movies, T.V. shows tell the story of Michigan’s brighter future

People around the country are getting a chance to experience our Great Lake State for themselves, thanks to a number of T.V. shows and movies hitting the big and small screens alike. In recent years, Michigan’s budding film and T.V. industry has grown, and television and feature film production are up. Everyone knows about the blockbusters that are…


‘OUT is IN’ during Parks and Recreation month

If Michiganders need another reason to enjoy the wonders the Great Lake state has to offer, July is ‘Parks and Recreation’ month as designated by the National Recreation and Parks Association. The month encourages children and adults to spend more time outside because nearly three in ten adults don’t spend any time outside daily according…


ICYMI: Investing in Michigan’s future

Well, it’s another day and there is another story about Michigan’s comeback.  This time it’s about venture capital investments throughout the state.  Two of the nation’s largest investment firms issued a quarterly report on capital investment projects nationwide, and Michigan has shot up the rankings. During the last quarter, venture capitalists invested $114.2 million in…

Recent News:

Rep. Muxlow: Eissmann plant to create 225 Port Huron jobs

Auto supplier to invest $13.55 million in local economy   State Rep. Paul Muxlow today announced a German automobile supply company plans to build a new North American headquarters and manufacturing facility in Port Huron, a move that is expected to create up to 225 jobs and pump $13.55 million into the local economy. Muxlow,…

Rep. Foster urges quick action for deep freeze funds

Local communities interested in receiving a state grant to help repair freeze damage from this past winter have until Aug. 18 to submit their applications for the funding. “A pool of $6 million is available through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Strategic Fund during a very short window of opportunity,” said Rep….

Rep. Kesto hosts town hall forum to address Michigan’s roads

Lawmaker joined by panel of transportation experts   State Rep. Klint Kesto will be joined by transportation experts as he hosts a town hall meeting to address the state’s road plan on Wednesday, July 30. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will meet with residents of the 39th House District at Commerce Township Library, located at 2869 N…

Rep. Muxlow hosts August office hours in district

State Rep. Paul Muxlow will host in-district office hours on two different occasions during August. Rep. Muxlow, R-Brown City, will meet with residents on the following dates: Friday, Aug. 1 at the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce, 512 McMorran Blvd. in Port Huron from 2 to 3 p.m.; and Friday, Aug. 8 at Big…

Local residents invited to attend Leonard’s August 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, taking place in St. Johns and Ithaca in August. Office hours will be held: In St. Johns on Friday, Aug. 8 at the Big Boy, 1408 S. U.S. 27, from…

Controversial ‘crash taxes’ on Michigan accident victims would be banned under new measure

Michigan municipal governments could no longer impose a so-called “crash tax” on auto accident victims under legislation introduced today by state Rep. Ben Glardon that bans the controversial practice. House Bill 5706, authored by Glardon, prohibits any Michigan municipality or county government from charging accident victims for police and fire response services.  In what has…

Pscholka named Legislator of the Year by Michigan Works!

Award recognizes legislator’s dedication to workforce development State Rep. Al Pscholka was recently recognized as the Michigan Works! 2014 Legislator of the Year, recognizing the state legislator who is supportive of Michigan Works! and workforce development in the state. “As Michigan’s economy continues to recover and jobs return to our state, it’s important to connect…