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Sen. Brandenburg supports Youth ChalleNGe program for young offenders The Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy has a proven track record in helping young people change the direction of their lives. I recently supported Senate legislation […]

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Sen. Brandenburg backs bills to improve specialty courts Michigan has 185 “problem-solving” courts, programs that aim to improve outcomes for offenders and reduce the rate of recidivism. These specialty courts, including drug treatment, sobriety, […]

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Sen. Brandenburg supports bill to improve Safe Delivery of Newborns law Sometimes parents are unable or unwilling to care for their new baby. Since 2001, Michigan’s Safe Delivery of Newborns law has provided parents […]

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Sen. Brandenburg supports legislation to fight prescription drug abuse According to an interim report recently released by the president’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, 142 Americans die every day from […]

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Sen. Brandenburg backs new law to protect students School should be a safe place for students to learn. I recently supported Senate legislation—now law—to continue a school safety program that helps prevent tragedies before […]

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Michigan’s state budget — it’s a wrap! For the seventh year in a row, the Legislature delivered a responsible and balanced budget, several months ahead of the fiscal year deadline. Our plan focuses on […]

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Sen. Brandenburg backs STEM, in-demand jobs bills Thousands of jobs in Michigan go unfilled due to a shortage of trained workers. I recently supported legislation that would help close the gap in the number […]

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Senate community investment bills sent to governor Many communities across Michigan – in urban, suburban and rural areas – are looking to revitalize blighted, abandoned sites that are too costly to clean up or […]

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Sen. Brandenburg supports aircraft safety bills Earlier this year, a Michigan State Police (MSP) helicopter and three airliners were hit by lasers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The incidents are not without precedent as the […]

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Senate bills accelerate “sales tax on the difference” Buying a vehicle is a major investment for most people so saving money where possible helps make the purchase more affordable. I recently supported Senate legislation […]

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Sen. Brandenburg supports new law improving access to health care services Nationally, it’s estimated that telehealth is expected to increase from the 250,000 patients who utilized the service in 2013 to more than 3 […]

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Senate approves brownfield redevelopment bills Many communities across Michigan are burdened with what’s known as brownfield properties — sites that sit empty or vacant because they are too costly to clean up, restore or […]

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Senate approves criminal justice reforms The Michigan Senate recently approved criminal justice reforms to help reduce the cycle of imprisonment while ensuring public protection and safety. The package of bills addresses issues throughout the […]