Michigan House Democratic Candidates Fill Two Vacancies In State House By Rick Pluta • Nov 8, 2017 Democrats won two special elections to fill vacancies in the state House. Former Michigan Rep. Vern Ehlers, A Physicist, Dies at 83 By Associated Press • Aug 16, 2017 VoteSmart.org Vern Ehlers, a research physicist and moderate Republican who represented a western Michigan congressional district for 17 years and advocated for Great Lakes cleanup funding, has died. He was 83. Governor Tries To Salvage “Good Jobs” Bills, Meets With House Speaker By Cheyna Roth • Jul 11, 2017 freedomworks.org The state House meets Wednesday and Governor Rick Snyder hopes lawmakers will vote on a controversial set of business tax breaks. Listen Listening... / 0:40 Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports on a meeting that took place Tuesday between the governor and House Speaker Tom Leonard about the bills. Michigan House OKs Budget With More Funding To Help At-Risk Students By Associated Press • Jun 21, 2017 Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU The Republican-led Michigan House approved a $56.7 billion budget Tuesday that includes significantly more funding for at-risk students and a modest boost in traditional state aid for K-12 districts.