Michigan Aggregates Association

Legislative Bulletins

House Committee Assignments

MAA is pleased to report that the Michigan House Committee assignments have been set. Click here to view the list of policy committee assignments Click here to view the list of appropriation committee assignments.

2016 Michigan House Election Unofficial Results

The results from the 2016 election are in and the Michigan House of Representatives remains firmly in control of the Republicans with a 63 – 47 margin.  On Thursday, the Republicans elected Representative Tom Leonard to be the next Speaker of the House, Lee Chatfield to be the next Speaker Pro Tem and Dan Lauwers as…

MAA Conducts Legislative Visit at Great Lakes Aggregates

MAA Conducts Legislative Visit at Great Lakes Aggregates – Sylvania Quarry This past week, Great Lakes Aggregates hosted a legislative visit that included Senator Dale Zorn, Representative Bill LaVoy, Stoneco and VibraTech.  During the tour information was presented about the various aspects of the aggregate industry including permitting and regulatory statues, vibration and air monitoring…

CURRENT FORECAST FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE

The current forecast for the Presidential race by FiveThirtyEight is not good for Trump supporters and, conversely, great for Clinton supporters.  The “Polls Only” forcast give Clinton an 86% chance of winning and the “Polls Plus” forecast gives Clinton an 83% chance of winning.  Is it possible for Trump to stage a comeback?  Anything is…

Government Funded through December 9, 2016

In a last minute move, on September 28, 2016, the U.S. Senate averted a governmental shutdown by passing a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government through December 9, 2016. The bill passed 77-21 with bipartisan support and the U.S. House of Representatives then passed the measure 342-85. Highway funding will remain flat for the…

Michigan House of Representatives as of September 20, 2016

As previously reported, our partners at Kelley Cawthorne have begun tracking the political landscape of the 2016 House of Representative.  Click here to view their latest predictions and make sure to reach out and get to know your current/future representatives at this critical time of the election cycle.

Senate Approves Money from Transportation Funding Lockbox

The Senate Appropriations Committee passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 19 (SCR 19) on Wednesday of this week. SCR 19 will release $100 million in transportation funding that has been held in the “Roads Innovation Fund” which is a lockbox-type account as required by the road funding package which passed in 2015. Recall that the Fund was…

Michigan House of Representatives – Projected Leadership Races

Update from Kelley Cawthorne – Michigan House of Representatives – Projected Leadership Races 2016 is an election year for the Michigan House of Representatives.  In the term limited era, this means leadership elections often get heated the closer we get to November. This year all three of the major leadership posts – Speaker, Speaker Pro…