Honoring our Heroes
#MISenate Republicans continue to serve those who served us! #MISenateTop10
New Year's Eve
Moving Michigan Into the Future
#MISenate Republicans are working to ensure that Michigan's economy is looking to the future! #MISenateTop10
UofM in the Orange Bowl
Good luck to the #Wolverines in today's Orange Bowl! #GoBlue
A Balanced Budget Ahead of Schedule
#MISenate Republicans continue to keep responsible budgeting a top priority! #MISenateTop10
Commitment to Public Safety
#MISenateRepublicans keep public safety a top priority for all of Michigan! #MISenateTop10
Pledge of Allegiance Day
The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States is an expression of allegiance to the Flag of the United States and the republic of the United States of America, originally composed by Colonel George Balch in 1887 and was later revised by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and formally adopted by Congress as the pledge in 1942.
Making Government Work for You
#MISenateRepublicans continue to make Michigan government work for all Michiganders! #MISenateTop10
Standing up For Flint
#MISenate Republicans have made helping Flint a top priority. #MISenateTop10
Protecting Our Natural Resources
#MISenate Republicans continue to protect and defend our natural resources! #MISenateTop10
Kwanzaa is a secular festival observed by many African Americans from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 as a celebration of their cultural heritage and traditional values. A traditional holiday greeting would be: "May a Happy Kwanzaa be followed by a happier year!"
Michigan is the Comeback State
Michigan is the #ComebackState! #MISenate Republicans continue to keep a strong economy a top priority! #MISenateTop10
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication.
Eastern Michigan University Bowl Game
Good luck to the Eastern Michigan Eagles in today's Bahamas Bowl! #EMUEagles
2016 Senate Accomplishments
A list of the top ten 2016 Senate Republican Accomplishments
Christmas Tree Production
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
Home Heating Assistance
Holiday Party Safety Tips
Fire Prevention around the holidays
In light of the Holiday season quickly approaching, here are some safety tips to keep you and your family safe! When candles are lit, leave a one-foot perimeter around the candle and place it in a sturdy base or candle holder. Never leave children unattended around candles. A dry Christmas tree is a major fire hazard. If you have a real Christmas tree, choose a fresh tree, cut the bottom again before setting it up and water it daily. Place your tree at least three feet away from any heat sources. An artificial tree is always an option as well. Check any Christmas lights for damage and be careful not to damage wires with nails or staples while stringing them up outdoors. Always turn all lights off when going to bed or leaving the house.
Detroit's Comeback 2012-2016
Trail of the Tree
Native American Heritage Month
National Aviation Month
Michigan Adoption Day
Mackinac Bridge Dedication
American Education Week
National Manufacturing Day
MSU vs UofM: History of the Rivalry
Halloween Safety Tips
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Michigan Trails Week
Hunting and Fishing Day 2016
College Savings Month
National Night Out
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
National Golf Month
Family Fun Month
Family Fun Month
Family Fun Month
Coast Guard Festival
UV Safety Month
Michigan's Trade Relations With Canada
Craft Beer Month
National Parks and Recreation Month
Join the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) - a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation – as they celebrate public spaces in urban communities, rural settings and everything in between.
Ice Cream Month
Capitol Farmers Market
Last night, the #MISenate passed a plan that avoids a costly bankruptcy, relieves crippling debt, and restores local control of a new Detroit Community District. Detroit’s children cannot be left behind generation after generation. Students deserve functioning schools and parents deserve to have choice in meeting their kids’ educational needs. This plan will improve educational and financial outcomes through increased accountability and oversight to offer a fresh start toward a bright future. Detroit’s children are not receiving the education they need and deserve, and that threatens the future of all Michigan students. It is our responsibility to be the adults in the room and fix the problems with Detroit Public Schools. Bankruptcy is not a decision we can live with.
Senate Republicans approved a Fiscal Year ’17 budget that improves state government by continuing our commitment to and investment in key priorities, like educating our kids, public health and safety, and economic development, while making government more efficient and effective and without increasing taxes on Michigan families. For the sixth consecutive year, we have finalized the state’s budget months ahead of schedule, providing assurance for local governments and school districts when planning their own budgets.
Erasing Burdensome Red Tape Requirements
National Ski Association
In 1905, Carl Tellefsen announced the formation of the National Ski Association with himself as its first president. Ishpeming Ski Club President Carl Tellefsen proposed holding a meeting after the 1905 jumping meet to found a ski association which, among other duties, would oversee jumping tournaments. In 1905, the association was formally organized during a meeting attended by officers from the Ishpeming, Minneapolis, Red Wing, Minnesota, Stillwater, Minnesota and Eau Claire, Wisconsin ski clubs.
February is Career and Technical Education Month
February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. It's about raising public awareness on the crucial role that CTE programs have in preparing our students for success. With much of the U.S. economy evolving to a new era of advanced technologies, CTE programs have become essential to the economic success of future generations. In fact, eight out of 10 of the nation’s most sought after employees are ones with degrees related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Michigan Admission Day
What is now Michigan was first settled by various Native American tribes before being colonized by French explorers in the 17th century and becoming a part of New France. After the defeat of France in the French and Indian War in 1762, the region came under British rule. The territory was finally ceded to the newly independent United States after the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War. Eventually, in 1805, the Michigan Territory was formed which lasted until it was admitted into the Union on January 26, 1837, as the 26th state following the Toledo Strip negotiations. The state of Michigan soon became an important center of industry and trade in the Great Lakes region and a popular immigrant destination.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
January 25 – 31 is National Drug and Alcohol facts week. The week is about shattering false information about drugs that teens collect from the internet, TV, movies, music, or even from other friends. Additional information can be found at http://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-facts-week.
State of the State 2016
Looking Forward to the Year Ahead
How to read caution and informational signs you may see along the trail, along with 10 tips to stay safe.
Winter Tourism in MI
With more than 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, 3,000 miles of cross country skiing trails, and abundant terrain for snowshoeing, Michigan is the perfect state for those seeking all the adventures that winter Michigan ranks has to offer.
National Radon Action Mont
Radon is a natural radioactive gas that forms from the decay of radioactive elements, such as uranium, which are found in different amounts in soil and rocks throughout the world.
Senate Republicans led efforts to pass the Theresa Flores Act, which eliminates the statute of limitations for trafficking offenses and commercial sexual exploitation of children offenses. The bill was signed into law in October of 2014.