The Michigan Association of Timbermen is a non-profit trade association,
representing the forest products industry of Michigan. Founded in 1972, MAT has
provided effective representation of Michigan's forestry community, including those
who grow, harvest and process forest products.
The 2017-18 Legislature will commence session on Wednesday, January 11 at noon. The Senate was not up for re-election so all current 38 members will remain the same. The 43 “newbie” House members will be sworn in and the re-elected 67 members will be sworn into office for two more years.
Increased speed limits in some areas of the state and limitations on seclusion and restraint practices in schools are one step closer to becoming law after being presented to Governor Rick Snyder this week along with the “driveway bills, SB 706, 707 & 708. The Governor is expected to sign the bills any day now.