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.
This week a Senate committee approved the sale of beer and wine for gas stations. Gas stations around the state would be able to sell beer and wine under legislation reported Wednesday from the Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee.
This week the House Oversight and Ethics Committee held a meeting on legislation to expand the Freedom of Information Act to include the governor’s office and open up most legislative communications to the public. The bills have received little criticism. The bills deal with expanding FOIA to the executive officers of both the governor and the lieutenant governor, which is done in most other states, Michigan is one that does not.