"By the people, of the people, for the people"
is the tenet that serves as the backbone of our democratic society.
After all, it's your government!
The state offers a wide range of publications to provide information to residents. The publications cover a variety of topics, as listed below. To download a free copy, just click on the title.
Learn about the Michigan Legislature and state government
Citizen's Guide - 2011-2012 Citizen's Guide to State Government
For the People - How State and Local Governments Operate
Michigan Constitution - The Constitution of The State of Michigan of 1963
Michigan Open Meetings Act & Freedom of Information Act - An Act to Require Disclosure of Public Records and Meetings of Certain Public Bodies to be Open to the Public
Your State Capitol - Michigan State Capitol History and Tour Information
Publications for Michigan's seniors
Changes and Choices - Legal Rights of Senior Adults
Peace of Mind Guide - A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Medical and Legal Decisions
Services for Seniors - Laws and Programs for Senior Adults
Publications for children and students
Child Safety Coloring Book - Coloring with Michigan State Police
Getting to Know Michigan - Michigan.s Symbols and Products Coloring Book
Recycling & Learning - Activity Book and Coloring
Portraits of Michigan - History and Facts on Michigan
Moving On - Rights and Responsibilities of Young Adults
The Legislative Process in Michigan - A Student.s Guide
Publications for family emergency and child safety
A Family Preparedness Guide - An Emergency Instructional Guide
Your Child - A Parent's Guide to Health and Safety Book
Publications for homeland security, consumer protection and veterans
Consumer Protection Resource Guide - Consumer Rights under Michigan Law
Homeland Security in Michigan - A Cooperative Network of Local, State, and Federal Action
Veterans Benefits and Services - Federal, State, and Local Program
Michigan's natural resources
Michigan Natural Resources and Environment - States Natural Resources and their Management Overview
Crime Victim's Constitutional Rights - Information on Crime Victims Rights Act and Crime Prevention
Domestic Violence - An Informational/Resources Guide on Domestic Violence/Anti-Stalking Laws
Drugs & Alcohol Abuse - A Parents/Child Guide to Michigan Law
Tenants and Landlords Guide - Understanding Leases, Security Deposits, Eviction Proceedings
Michigan Friend of the Court - Support, Custody and Visitation for Michigan Children
2012 Taxpayer's Guide - The latest information on many of Michigan.s tax laws
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