Monthly Archives: March 2011

Legislators Should Pay 20-Percent of their Health Insurance Costs

As we all know, Michigan is facing a $1.8 billion budget shortfall this year. To help bridge this gap and fix our long-term structural deficit, Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed a budget that includes having state, school and local government workers pay 20 percent of their health insurance cost.

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Senators Unveil Plan to Cut Red Tape, Put Michigan Back to Work

My top priority is to create a positive business climate in Michigan that will make our state attractive to job providers. That is why Senate Republicans have announced legislation to help put people back to work and cut unnecessary red tape.
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Pro-Farmer, Pro-Environment, Pro-Jobs Measures Signed into Law

Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation providing new incentives to encourage Michigan farmers to voluntarily participate in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program –his first public acts as governor. Continue reading

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Senate Panel Passes Bills to Help Boost Michigan Auto and Boat Sales

The Senate Finance Committee has passed legislation that would help spur vehicle and watercraft sales by reducing the cost of purchasing a new or used vehicle or boat in Michigan. Continue reading

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