SPECIAL REPORT: New Leaders in Lansing

Of the 110 members serving in the state House of Representatives, more than half are brand new. On the Senate side, 29 of the 38 seats are filled with freshman senators — although most have previous experience in the house. These elected officials are serving at a crucial time in the state's recovery. 9&10's Ryan Raiche and Photojournalist Jeremy Erickson have part one of our special series: New Leaders in Lansing.