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Schmidt to host August coffee hours

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, announced Tuesday that he will be hosting coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District during the month of August. The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in…
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Senator Wayne Schmidt

Overcoming budget shortfalls

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on Michigan families, communities and the economy. As a result, it’s also had a huge effect on our state budget. The Legislature recently passed bipartisan supplemental budget bills to resolve a $2.2 billion deficit through spending cuts, hiring freezes and using a portion of the state’s “rainy…
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Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey

Senate session canceled after senator tests positive for COVID-19

LANSING—Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, issued the following statement regarding session schedule after a member of the Michigan Senate tested positive for COVID-19: “In light of one of our colleagues recently testing positive for COVID-19, I encourage all caucus members to be tested.  The Senate will cancel committees and session for this week, August…
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Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey

Shirkey issues statement after senator tests positive for COVID-19

LANSING—Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, issued the following statement after a member of the Michigan Senate tested positive for COVID-19: “We were informed today that a member of the Senate tested positive for COVID-19.  The Senate followed the procedure it established months ago and informed senators and staff of the positive test result.  The…
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