August 25 2014photo by Tomiaki TamuraThe recent s

first_imgAugust 25, 2014photo by Tomiaki TamuraThe recent summer storms have blanketed the desert landscape with sprouting green all around Arcosanti. This timely gift from heaven gives our dedicated groundskeepers much needed relief from their daily watering routines.[photo & text by Tee]last_img

Rep Wakeman Republicans Leading the Way on sound public policy

first_img Categories: News,Wakeman News State Rep. Rodney Wakeman stood alongside his House Republican colleagues Tuesday and announced their action plan for the next two years.The plan, called “Leading the Way for an Even Better Michigan,” lays out the key priorities for Republican lawmakers in the 2019-20 legislative term, including training skilled workers, strengthening the state’s agricultural economy and helping Michigan families keep more of what they earn.“Increasing opportunity and growing Michigan’s economy starts with making critical investments in our infrastructure and in our workforce to build an even stronger Michigan,” said Wakeman, of Saginaw Township. “It’s about making sure our state’s economy continues to grow and that we are meeting the growing demand for skilled workers by providing adequate job training in our schools.”Wakeman noted the need for good public policy that ensures no part of our state is overlooked.“We need to support our farmers and strengthen our agricultural opportunities. We need to reduce taxes on Michigan families and encourage the hard work and ingenuity that made Michigan that state that put the world on wheels.” 21Feb Rep. Wakeman, Republicans ‘Leading the Way’ on sound public policylast_img read more

Rep Hall takes action to block devastating Green New Deal

first_img13Mar Rep. Hall takes action to block ‘devastating’ Green New Deal The House Energy Committee today approved a resolution introduced by state Rep. Matt Hall to oppose the Green New Deal introduced at the federal level.Hall’s House Resolution 41 calls for Michigan to oppose the so-called Green New Deal outlined in U.S.  House Resolution 109 and U.S.  Senate Resolution 59. It was approved by the House Energy Committee, 9-7 votes.“Attempts to label this mandate an ‘economic stimulus package’ only demonstrate how out of touch congressional leadership is with the industries that keep our nation’s economy strong,” Hall said. “This plan would be devastating to the automotive and manufacturing economies Michigan depends on. Not only will this Green New Deal cost taxpayers as much as $93 trillion, it would also cost many of them their jobs.”The plan outlined in the Green New Deal calls for taxpayer dollars to be spent on public works projects to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years. In addition to climate goals, the plan includes far-reaching social promises, such as providing a basic income for able-bodied adults unwilling to work.“We need smarter, evidence-based regulatory practices that protect and promote our way of life here in Michigan,” Hall said. “Not only is this proposal based solely on lofty and unachievable goals, it’s patently hostile to traditional American principles.”Hall’s resolution next advances to the House floor for consideration. Categories: Hall Newslast_img read more