Infographics from the Michigan Senate Republicans

National School Choice Week - Jan. 21-27

School choice means giving parents access to the best K-12 education options for their children. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private school, online academies or homeschooling.

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

On this day, we celebrate the gift of life and commit to protecting human life at every stage.

Snowmobile Safety Week

Stay safe out on the trails this winter!

The Auto Show Opens to the Public

The NAIAS kicks off to the public today in Detroit! Michigan is a global leader in the automobile industry, and Detroit is at the heart of it all. The NAIAS hosts the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders.

Detroit incorporated as Michigan's first city

On this day in 1802, Detroit was incorporated as Michigan's first city and became the seat of government for the Michigan Territory when it was formed from the Northwest Territory in 1805.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ratification Day

Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Paris at the Maryland State House in Annapolis by the Confederation Congress. This act officially ended the American Revolutionary War.

Highland Park Plant assembly lin

Joan L. Wolfe

Born in 1929, Joan L. Wolfe was an extraordinary Michigan woman who become one of the most impactful environmentalists in our state’s history.

Henry Ford sets world speed record

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Today is national cut your energy costs day! With a few simple steps, you can reduce your energy costs and save on your energy bills.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Thank you to our law enforcement officers for your sacrifices and for keeping our communities safe!

Winter Driving Tips

Winter weather can mean dangerous road conditions. Take extra care when travelling and follow these safety tips.

National Radon Action Month

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas released from rock, soil and water. Radon can accumulate to dangerous levels inside of buildings, but you can’t see, smell or taste it.

Testing for radon is simple, and all homes should be tested. For more information on radon and testing, visit and search “Michigan Indoor Radon Program.”

School Board Recognition Month

During School Board Recognition month, take time to thank your local school board for their hard work and dedication to our public schools!

National Mentoring Month

Mentors can make a big difference in a young person’s future. For more information and resources on how to become a mentor, visit

Winter Tourism in Michigan

Michigan is the perfect place for outdoor winter fun! With thousands of groomed snowmobile trails, hundreds of miles of fat tire biking trails and picturesque snowshoeing and cross country skiing paths, there is something for everyone.

Visit to plan your Michigan winter adventure!

National Blood Donor Month

On average, one out of every 7 people entering the hospital will need blood. If you are able, please consider donating blood during national blood donor month

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that occurs in every state, including Michigan. To get involved and help put an end to this horrific crime, visit

New Year's Day

UofM vs. South Carolina - Outback Bowl

Good luck Wolverines! #GoBlue

New Year's Day

Outback Bowl

Good luck Wolverines! #GoBlue

The present state capitol building was dedicated

Michigan’s present state Capitol was dedicated on January 1, 1879. More than 40 years after Michigan entered the Union, the state finally had a seat of government to be proud of. One of the first to take as its inspiration the just-remodeled national Capitol in Washington, D.C., Michigan’s new statehouse became the model for other state capitols.

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