Michigan is making great strides. Unemployment dropped to 5 percent in September, the first time Michigan has been below the national average since August 2000. And more than 400,000 new private sector jobs have been added to our economy in under five years.
Christmas Tree Production
Facts and figures about the Christmas tree industry in Michigan.
Struggling with heating bills?
With winter just around the corner, the Michigan Senate Republicans want to remind families struggling with heating bills that help may be available.
Michigan Adoption Day
We celebrate Michigan Adoption Day each year on Nov. 24 as a time to acknowledge the new Michigan families united through adoption and to bring attention to the thousands of children in foster care who are looking for permanent homes with loving parents.
Silver Bells in the CIty
Silver Bells in the City, an event in downtown Lansing where the official state tree is lit in front of the Capitol.
How to Prevent Animal Run-Ins
With deer firearm season in full swing, drivers should be extra careful when out on the road and take special precautions.
Michigan’s historic Bottle Deposit Bill
Nov. 9 – Nov. 16 is National Recycling Week. In honor of Recycling Week, we highlight Michigan’s historic Bottle Deposit Bill from the 1970s.
Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes
On Nov. 10, 1975 the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank to the bottom of Lake Superior. All 29 crew members died. At the time, it was the worst shipping disaster in the Great Lakes in 11 years.
Native American Heritage Month
This infographic features Michigan’s 12 federally recognized Native American Tribes in honor of Native American Heritage Month.
Senate Republicans have finalized legislation to require Michigan schools to base certain percentages of their teacher and administrator evaluations on student growth and assessment data. Senate Bill 103 also affords school districts the flexibility to decide on their own evaluation tool to ensure student success and growth. No two schools are the same, and emphasizing local metrics helps fit individual district needs.
October is National CyberSecurity Awareness Month
MSU v. U of M: A State and Caucus Divided
Information on both universities, a bit of history on the rivalry itself, and the Paul Bunyan trophy.
For the first time in more than 15 years, Michigan's unemployment rate is below the national average, now at 5 percent. What a difference from the lost decade high of 14.9 percent in 2009. There's still work to do, but Michigan's remarkable economic turnaround has shown that leadership matters.
National Fossil Day
Featuring Michigan’s most famous fossil – the Petoskey Stone.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
World Teacher’s Day
Senate Republicans strive to support teachers by ensuring more dollars make it to the classroom for student learning. Supporting Education is a Top Priority.
Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4 - Oct. 10.
National Manufacturing Day
Oct. 2 is National Manufacturing Day.
October 1, 2015 - Deer Hunting Bow Season Opening Day