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A Citizen's Guide To State Government
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 May 13th 2019
Posted January 1st 2019
This booklet contains information for your 2019 Michigan property taxes and 2018 individual income taxes, homestead property tax credits and same-day online loans by 24cashtoday
, farmland and open space tax relief, and the home heating credit program.
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 December 7th 2018
Posted November 17th 2018
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, quick personal loans at rapidloansfast.com
, 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.
Honoring All Who Served
Michigan is home to more than 600,000 veterans. We are immensely proud of our veterans and committed to supporting the heroes who have kept our country strong and free. This report, Honoring All Who Served, covers several issues of interest to veterans and their families, including recent legislation and helpful resources. As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns, or suggestions on how we can better serve those who served.
Posted October 30th 2018
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 October 8th 2018
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 April 28th 2018
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 April 19th 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 January 16th 2018
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 November 18th 2017
Senator Peter MacGregor's 2017 Hunting Update
Deer hunting information, including firearm and archery season dates, and more.
Posted September 20th 2017
Senator Peter MacGregor's "Family Update"
Strong families are the cornerstone of our communities and the bedrock of our great nation. My colleagues and I have worked to strengthen Michigan families by making our state a destination for job growth and opportunity. At the same time, we have led efforts to help keep our families and communities safe and secure. I am pleased to send along this legislative report detailing several of these pro-family issues.
Posted August 14th 2017
Senator Peter MacGregor's "Senior Update"
Four great seasons, natural beauty and friendly, hardworking people are an important part of the Michigan story, as is our rising economy. With economic growth at its highest in many years, it?s vital that we continue working to ensure our children and grandchildren have the opportunity to succeed and thrive in the state we love. In this report, I would like to let you know about my efforts to protect the safety and well-being of our senior citizens and pass along some helpful consumer and health information.
Posted August 14th 2017
Peace of Mind (Statutory will/patient advocate law/organ donation info)
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
How to Fly the American Flag
Independence Day is right around the corner, a time to celebrate our nation?s birthday with picnics and parades. Many people also make sure our U.S. flag is flying proudly in front of their home or business. As the symbol of all we hold dear, Old Glory demands proper attention and respect. This publication has general information on flying or displaying the flag.
Posted June 27th 2017
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 2017
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
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 December 18th 2016
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
2016 Hunting Calendar
Download the 2016 hunting calendar to stay up to date on the most important dates for hunters this fall.
Posted October 26th 2016
Senator Peter MacGregor's "Back to School - 2016 Education Update""
I am pleased to share this Back to School report with you. From a special section on increased school funding to legislative news and more, I hope you find it informative and useful.
Posted August 29th 2016
A Grateful Nation Remembers
Memorial Day and Veteran's News from Senator Peter MacGregor. Senate adopts tribute to Blue Star Mothers, Senate hearings on GR Home for Veterans, New plate recognizes veterans, and more.
Posted May 23rd 2016
For elementary-age children. Learn how to keep Michigan beautiful with the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle.
Posted March 12th 2016
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
An overview of Michigan's involvement in the Civil War.
Posted October 10th 2015
Michigan's Constitution and all amendments.
Posted July 10th 2015
Senator Peter MacGregor'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
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
Senator Peter MacGregor'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 February 11th 2015
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
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
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
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
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