History will be made in the State House of Representatives in January.
That's when a woman will chair the appropriations committee for the first time in state history. House Speaker Tom Leonard has chosen Republican Laura Cox of Livonia for the job.
It's a powerful one, because the appropriations committee is in charge of the state budget.
Cox is a former Wayne County commissioner and U.S. Customs Agent.
She's married to former State Attorney General Mike Cox.