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Senator Mike Green's Boating and Fishing Update 2018

Our fantastic water resources attract millions of anglers and boaters each year. Along with providing family fun and adventure, boating and fishing generate billions of dollars to the state economy and provide important support to local businesses and communities as well. Before you head out to enjoy Michigan’s great outdoors, I am pleased to send this report, including legislative news, safety information and more. As always, I welcome your suggestions on ways to preserve our sporting heritage.
Posted April 11th 2018

Senator Mike Green's 2018 Senior Update

Our state’s population of adults age 60 and older is growing rapidly. In fact, this age group is projected to increase by 50,000 people each year. It’s important to make sure we continue to protect the safety and well-being of our seniors so Michigan’s older adults can enjoy quality of life and independence in our great state. This report provides legislative news about our efforts along with helpful health and consumer information. I hope you find it useful.
Posted March 26th 2018

Senator Mike Green's 2018 Agriculture Update

Michigan families and consumers depend on a wide range of fresh and delicious locally grown food. Michigan food products are also in demand across the globe. In fact, agricultural commodities are exported to 114 countries! The agriculture and food industry is a leading contributor to the state economy and a major employer, providing jobs and opportunity in countless local communities. I am committed to the growth and success of Michigan agriculture and I am pleased to provide you with this legislative report.
Posted March 2nd 2018

Michigan Taxpayer's Guide 2018

This booklet contains information for your 2018 Michigan property taxes and 2017 individual income taxes, homestead property tax credits, farmland and open space tax relief, and the home heating credit program. Please note, the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 went into effect January 1, 2018, therefore it does not affect 2017 individual income taxes.
Posted January 30th 2018

Veterans Benefits & Services - For Michigan Veterans Who Served in the Military

For Michigan veterans and their survivors and dependents. This booklet provides information about obtaining veterans benefits and services available through federal, state, and local agencies. Topics range from acquiring a home mortgage, education, employment and insurance to medical treatment and death benefits. Listings include U.S.D.V.A. medical facilities in Michigan and veterans service organizations.
Posted October 17th 2017

A Citizen's Guide To State Government - 2017-18

The intent of this Citizen's Guide is to provide some of the specific information needed to get in touch with the right people at the right time to make your concerns heard. It is hoped that it will be a reference tool that will assist you in your efforts to be heard by public officials.
Posted September 16th 2017

Planning for Your Peace of Mind: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Medical and Legal Decisions

For mature adults. This booklet provides information about making a will and designating medical care preference in case of incapacity. This booklet contains forms for organ donation, the Michigan Statutory Will, and the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, as well as a personal records form to allow family to locate important legal and personal documents.
Posted July 2nd 2017

Your Child - A Guide to Your Child’s Health and Safety

This publication is a resource guide to your child’s health and safety. Topics include suggestions for choosing a child care provider, common developmental milestones from birth to age 5 years, and information on SIDS, SUID and shaken baby syndrome. Basic tips for home safety and emergency preparedness are also discussed as well as a section that promotes healthy living and good nutrition habits for the entire family. I have also included information on child abuse and neglect prevention and excerpts from the Michigan Child Protection Law, as currently amended.
Posted March 25th 2017

Changes and Choices: Legal Rights of Senior Adults

This book has been specially prepared as a reference guide to provide information helpful to senior adults. Our hope is that your life will be enriched and empowered by this knowledge and that your senior years will truly be golden. In all cases, the more you know, the better you can provide for your own well-being.
Posted December 20th 2016

William Van Regenmorter Crime Victim's Rights Act and Constitutional Amendment

For crime victims and adults who wish to prevent crime. In this booklet, you will find Michigan's William Van Regenmorter Crime Victim's Rights Act, a hierarchy of Michigan's court system, and basic information about criminal proceedings. You will also learn how to file an application for crime victim compensation and how to join a victim notification network. For your convenience, a compilation of victim advocates and assistance organizations is listed in the back of this booklet.
Posted November 1st 2016

Honoring All Who Served

I am committed to supporting those who have answered our nation’s call to duty. This report, Honoring All Who Served, covers new laws enacted to assist our veterans and other helpful resources.
Posted November 9th 2015

Michigan State Capitol - A Self Guided Tour

Today Michigan's Capitol is nationally recognized for its extraordinary architecture and art. It stands as Michigan’s most important historic building and a proud symbol of the state.
Posted November 7th 2015

Michigan Firearms Laws

In addition to state statutes concerning firearms, this publication includes selected Michigan Attorney General Opinions that interpret various firearms laws. Also included is a listing of selected state administrative rules that regulate the use of firearms.
Posted October 28th 2015

Michigan in the Civil War

An overview of Michigan's involvement in the Civil War.
Posted October 10th 2015

Back to School Update

We all share a commitment to see Michigan’s children achieve and excel. That’s why investing in education is one of our top priorities. By working together, we can make sure our schools are able to prepare students for the many opportunities of the 21st century economy. I hope this Back to School report, with a special section on school funding, is informative and useful to you.
Posted July 20th 2015

Recycling Coloring and Activity Book

For elementary-age children. Learn how to keep Michigan beautiful with the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle.
Posted July 12th 2015

Senator Mike Green's "2015 Senior Update"

A legislative report on several issues that may be of interest to seniors, including health care, safety and consumer protection.
Posted June 18th 2015

Senator Mike Green's "How to Fly the American Flag"

The Flag Code (Chapter 1 of Title 4 of the United States Code) provides uniform guidelines for the display of the flag. This document provides a brief synopsis.
Posted June 11th 2015

Portraits of Michigan: History and Facts on Michigan

For teachers and junior/senior high students. Portraits of Michigan offers a fun way for you to learn about the state in which you live. With this booklet, we hope you enjoy reading about and gain pride in your home state and that you will love Michigan a little more.
Posted May 20th 2015

The Legislative Process in Michigan: A Student's Guide

For high school students and interested citizens. How do people legislate laws to govern themselves? How does an idea become a bill? What happens in the legislative process? In addition to lawmaking, what other responsibilities does the Legislature have? Answers to these and other questions are presented in this informative publication.
Posted May 16th 2015

Senator Mike Green's 2015 Agriculture Update

From roadside stands to global markets, quality Michigan food products are in demand! In fact, the entire food and agriculture system is now valued at $101.2 billion, an increase of 15 percent from 2010 to 2014. This steady, sustained growth provides jobs and opportunity in communities all across our state. There is still room to grow and one of my top priorities is working to ensure the continued economic development of Michigan agriculture.
Posted March 17th 2015

Senator Mike Green's "How to Effectively Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment"

Do you think your property tax assessment is incorrect? If so, you may appeal the assessment. If you believe your assessment is in error, you may appeal to your local Board of Review and, if necessary, the Michigan Tax Tribunal. No attorney is necessary. This guide, along with your willingness to explore all the possibilities, may help you obtain a favorable adjustment.
Posted January 30th 2015

Your State Capitol

For all Michiganians (Revised November 2014) Michigan's elegant Victorian-era capitol building is recognized as a national historic landmark for its architectural beauty and artistic importance. Photos, text and artwork highlight interesting views and give information about Michigan's capitol building and its history. Book is available in French, Spanish, and large print.
Posted November 7th 2014

Senator Mike Green's "Back to School - 2014 Education Update""

I am excited to share this Back to School report with you. From information on increased school funding to school safety and more, I hope you find it useful. In the meantime, best wishes to all those beginning a new school year.
Posted August 13th 2014

The Michigan Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act

For all citizens (Revised January 2001) The FOIA establishes procedures to ensure every citizen's right of access to government documents. The OMA protects a citizen's right to know what's going on in government by opening to full public view the processes by which elected and nonelected officials make decisions. This publication contains the text of both acts, general outlines and digests, opinions of the Attorney General, and court decisions. (Not available in print - digital only)
Posted August 3rd 2014

Consumer Protection Resource Guide: Be A Knowledgeable Consumer

Of general interest to all consumers. Everything you need to know about consumer rights and Michigan law: how to protect yourself from consumer fraud and how to take legal action.
Posted April 23rd 2014

Friend of the Court: Support, Custody, and Visitation for Michigan Children

For divorced parents and others interested in child welfare. The Friend of the Court oversees the welfare of children whose support, custody, and parenting time are the subject of court order because the parents are separated or divorced or they never married. This handbook describes the procedures available for all FOC offices to enforce the court's orders to ensure protection of children's rights to economic and emotional support.
Posted April 10th 2014

Ask Yourself. A Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Resource Guide.

This publication contains information and prevention resources for any individual affected by domestic and sexual violence. Specific topics covered include myths and warning signs of domestic violence and teen dating violence, information regarding date rape drugs and sexual assault prevention, facts on stalking and cyberstalking, abuse reporting procedures, a parent or guardian?s section, suggestions for helping a friend in an abusive situation and what to consider when it?s time to leave an abusive relationship. Throughout this publication, many national, state and local crisis hotlines, professional domestic violence organizations and shelter information have been compiled for your quick reference.
Posted February 7th 2014

Senator Mike Green's "Snowmobile Update""

Michigan is snowmobile country, pure and simple! With beautiful scenery, exciting terrain, a superior trail network and down home hospitality, Michigan offers a great riding experience. Snowmobiling drives Michigan's winter tourism. This great sport pumps hundreds of millions of dollars into our communities. So take your snow machine out for a winter adventure and help support the many "mom and pop" businesses and local economies across our state.
Posted December 16th 2013

Senator Mike Green's Veteran's Update - Honoring All Who Served

Here in Michigan, more than 650,000 veterans call our great state home. We are proud of our veterans and committed to supporting those who answered our nation's call to duty. I am writing to tell you about current legislation and new laws enacted to assist and keep veterans in our state. Along with legislative news, this report provides information on the revitalized Veterans Affairs Agency and Michigan's employment services for veterans.
Posted October 22nd 2013

Services for Seniors: Laws and Programs for Senior Adults

For seniors and their families. To enhance senior living, this booklet describes state programs and services related to tax credits and additional taxation issues, Medicare and Medicaid, nursing homes and other long-term care options, consumer protection, housing, transportation, employment, and senior discount programs.
Posted October 19th 2013

Getting to Know Michigan: A Coloring Book

For younger Michiganians in grades 2 to 4. An informative coloring book for kids, it gives interesting tidbits about Michigan's history, colorful folklore, and state symbols.
Posted May 19th 2013

Senator Mike Green's "Snowmobile and Safety Guide""

With the season upon us, I want to send along some snowmobile news and safety information.
Posted January 11th 2013

Senator Mike Green's "2012 Hunting Update""

As summer draws to an end and the days get shorter, it's time to start thinking about one of Michigan's great outdoor traditions. With an abundance of game animals and birds, it's no wonder our hunting heritage endures. Whether hunting deer, small game, turkey or waterfowl, there's something to interest every hunter. Before you head for the field or the woods, I want to send along some hunting information, including updates on hunting seasons, licenses, new legislation, safety tips and more. I hope you find it useful.
Posted September 19th 2012

Senator Mike Green's Coffee Break News

New law protects families of our fallen heroes, Senate bill would help missing seniors, and more.
Posted June 20th 2012

For the People... By the People... How State and Local Governments Operate

For the People... By the People... How State and Local Governments Operate For all citizens. To help citizens understand the organization of state and local government, this booklet gives brief descriptions of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of state government, and describes the functions of county, city, township, and village entities of local government. Additional information is provided about local financing and taxation issues.
Posted April 18th 2012

Tenants and Landlords: A Practical Guide

For tenants and landlords. This booklet provides a basic explanation of what happens when a rental agreement is made and serves as a helpful and informative reference tool concerning the rights and responsibilities of the tenant and the landlord.
Posted April 18th 2012

Senator Mike Green's 2012 Agriculture Update

After a decade of sustained and impressive growth, Michigan's agri-food industry is strong - more than $73 billion a year strong. The future looks bright, too, as new markets and technologies expand opportunities for business development and jobs, fueling more growth.
Posted March 27th 2012

Senator Mike Green's 2011 Family Update

In today's challenging world, the strength and support of our families are more important than ever. Strong families are not only the backbone of our neighborhoods and communities, they are the hope for our future. I am pleased to update you on several pro-family issues that may be of interest.
Posted November 9th 2011

Senator Mike Green: Honoring All Who Served

Whether in quiet reflection or public ceremony, this month we remember with gratitude the Veterans who answered our nation's call to duty in the quest for peace and freedom at home and around the world.
Posted November 7th 2011

Child Safety Coloring Book

For parents and early elementary-age children. The message of this coloring book is . . . Be smart and be safe . . . On your bicycle, in your home, and in public. This booklet makes a proactive effort to help children to be aware of potentially harmful situations and to avoid them.
Posted October 26th 2011

Senator Mike Green's "2011 Hunting Update""

With autumn in the air, Michigan's hunting heritage takes center stage. Whether you hunt deer, turkey, waterfowl or small game, our state has some of the best opportunities around. Along with a legislative report, this newsletter provides safety tips, hunting resources and more.
Posted September 1st 2011

Senator Mike Green's "Back to School Update" for 2011"

Information and resources on educational issues.
Posted August 22nd 2011

United States Constitution

This booklet contains the text of the Constitution of the United States with all amendments, as well as the Declaration of Independence.
Posted April 1st 2011

Senator Mike Green's "Michigan Agricultural News""

For the past decade, Michigan's agri-food sector has been a steady and growing force in the midst of economic turbulence. Our new state leaders not only recognize agriculture's vital role in the economy, but have awarded the $71 billion industry a prominent seat at the economic development table.
Posted March 11th 2011

Michigan Constitution

Michigan's Constitution and all amendments.
Posted April 10th 2010

Movin' On: Rights and Responsibilities of Young Adults

For young adults. This handbook contains information for young adults graduating from high school. It discusses important topics such as establishing credit, seeking a higher education, voting, renting, and job search and career planning.
Posted August 8th 2006