Can you believe we have survived these many years in Michigan without a "state tartan"? No longer! I am pleased to report that the House of Representatives has passed HB 5904, establishing an Official State Tartan for Michigan. I thought the rationale presented for why we needed this was compelling. In the caucus document explaining the bill, under the heading of "Arguments in Support", this was the reason given: "Michigan shouldn't be left out when almost half the country has adopted an official state tartan."