**Photo Advisory** Sen. Nofs receives MIRS Senator of the Year award at Michigan Senate

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LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, received the Senator of the Year award for 2016 from the Michigan Information & Research Service Inc. (MIRS) on Tuesday in the Michigan Senate. Presenting Nofs with the award was John T. Reurink (left), publisher and co-owner of MIRS, and Kyle Melinn (right), news editor and co-owner of MIRS.

Nofs was announced as Senator of the Year in Dec. 2016. The recognition was based on Nofs’ work on energy policy, his efforts to improve pay rates for certified nursing assistants at the Grand Rapids Veterans Home and his work on legislation to implement an alert system when an active shooter is on the loose.

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