STATE OF THE STATE

This past Tuesday, Governor Granholm delivered the annual State of the State address to the Michigan Legislature and the people of Michigan.  The tone ranged from dire to hopeful and back again, as she talked broadly about the challenges facing our state and specifically about some of the economic diversification…

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COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

With the start of a new legislative session comes new colleagues, new issues, and new assignments.  Last session, I was a member of five different committees including serving as the Chair of the House Labor Committee.  The upside was that I got a chance to learn about and help shape…

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LABOR COMMITTEE TRANSITIONS

When I was first appointed to chair the House Labor Committee in January 2007, I had no idea what I was in for!  Two years later, it has been a roller coaster ride of policy issues, stark personalities, compelling stories, and sometimes raw emotions.  I am proud of the work…

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INAUGURAL THOUGHTS

What an exciting and momentous week!  The MLK, Jr. Birthday holiday on Monday gave us all reason to pause and remember an individual with a legitimate case to be considered among the greatest Americans in history.  His life and works, along with the triumph and continuing struggle of a people,…

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NEW WORLD

This week, the 95th Legislature was sworn in for the 2009-2010 term.  Reports came in from across the state that people were dancing in the streets with joy because they knew that the new Michigan Legislature would solve all their problems and that everything was going to be alright!  Okay,…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR January is time for fresh starts, for new beginnings, and, yes, for resolutions.  Even though I can count on one hand the number of New Years resolutions I’ve made over the years that were honored into February, this year I really am going to hit the gym…

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Hire Michigan First plan creates jobs for residents

By State Rep. Fred Miller Published in The Macomb Daily March 2, 2008 Business-as-usual is not working in Michigan. For too long, our state has struggled with the highest unemployment in the country. Far too many of the hard-working men and women of our state — everyday folks who have years of experience…

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