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State Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, welcomed Pastor Jeffrey A. Swainston of the United Methodist Church of Manton to the Michigan Senate on Thursday to deliver the invocation at the start of Senate session.
January 18th 2018
State Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, welcomed Pastor Jeffrey A. Swainston of the United Methodist Church of Manton to the Michigan Senate on Thursday to deliver the invocation at the start of Senate session.
January 18th 2018
Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, testified in front of the Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 16, 2018 in support of her legislation that would provide additional tax relief to Michigan families by creating a Michigan income tax credit for dependent care.
January 17th 2018
Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, testified in front of the Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 16, 2018 in support of her legislation that would provide additional tax relief to Michigan families by creating a Michigan income tax credit for dependent care.
January 17th 2018
State Sens. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton and Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, testify before the Senate Committee on Judiciary on Senate Concurrent Resolutions 20 and 21.
January 16th 2018
Holly Switalski (left), Senior Deputy Fire Chief of the City of Portage John Podgorski (middle left), State Rep. Dave Maturen (middle right) and Sen. O'Brien's Chief of Staff Stephanie Bogema testified before the House Transportation Committee on Jan. 16 in support of Senate Bill 543 to rename a stretch of Interstate 94 after fallen Comstock Fire Chief Ed Switalski.
January 16th 2018
MacGregor (right) with the Rev. Michael Cisler, his wife Melinda, and their children Makenna, Charles and Angela. Cisler is pastor at North Kent Bible Church in Rockford.
January 11th 2018
MacGregor (left) and his guest, the Rev. Michael Cisler, who delivered the first Senate session invocation of 2018.
January 11th 2018
State Sen. Marty Knollenberg recently attended a "thank you" reception honoring a company from his district for making a generous donation to the Blue Star Mothers of America.
January 11th 2018
State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, joins members of Gov. Rick Snyder's Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force along with other medical and law enforcement professionals involved in the legislation's success. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed Senate Bills 166 and 167 into law on Wednesday.
December 27th 2017
State Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, led a roundtable discussion with several of her legislative colleagues on Dec. 5, 2017 to hear the stories of Rachael Denhollander and Sterling Riethman. The senators joined Denhollander and Riethman to discuss the importance of preventing sexual assault and additional actions that can be taken here in Michigan.
December 6th 2017
Michigan state senators attend a roundtable discussion on Dec. 5, 2017 afternoon led by Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, to hear the stories of Rachael Denhollander and Sterling Riethman. The senators joined Denhollander and Riethman to discuss the importance of preventing sexual assault and additional actions that can be taken here in Michigan.
December 6th 2017
Fire Marshal Michael Kessler (left) and Captain Kevin Thompson (right) of the Charter Township of Comstock Department of Fire & Rescue testify in support of a bill to name a section of I-94 after fallen Comstock Fire Chief Ed Switalski during the Senate Transportation Committee meeting.
October 12th 2017
Sen. Margaret O'Brien (center-right), R-Portage, welcomed Charter Township of Comstock Department of Fire & Rescue Fire Marshal Michael Kessler, Captain Kevin Thompson and his wife Sarah Thompson, and Holly Switalski to the Michigan Senate. The group attended the Senate Transportation Committee hearing to testify in support of legislation to name a section of I-94 after fallen Comstock Fire Chief Ed Switalski.
October 12th 2017
Sen. Joe Hune, R-Fowlerville, welcomed Pastor Mark Wilson from Fowlerville UB Church in Fowlerville to the Senate on Oct. 10, 2017 to lead the invocation before the Senate session.
October 10th 2017
Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, is joined by Buy Nearby Guy at the Michigan Capitol on Oct. 5, 2017.
October 5th 2017
Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, is joined by Buy Nearby Guy at the Michigan Capitol on Oct. 5, 2017.
October 5th 2017
Sen. Margaret O'Brien (center-right), R-Portage, is joined by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (right) and Sen. David Knezek (left) in welcoming Paul Runnels, Sheila Jeske, Jennifer Johnson and Paul Gobble to the Michigan Senate on Sept. 27, 2017. The guests were survivors of the June 7, 2016 cyclist-pickup collision in Kalamazoo that left five cyclists dead.
September 27th 2017
Paul Gobble (left) and Paul Runnels (right) testify in support of a road safety package during the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Sept. 27, 2017.
September 27th 2017
Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, welcomed the Rev. Bob Winter and his wife Anne to the Michigan Capitol on Thursday. Winter serves as pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Greenville and delivered the invocation before Senate session.
September 14th 2017
Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, listened as the Rev. Bob Winter delivered the invocation before Senate session on Thursday. Winter serves as pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Greenville and was Emmons' guest.
September 14th 2017
Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, paid tribute to the life and service of U.S. Air Force Capt. Andrew Becker, who died on March 14 when his U-28 aircraft crashed during a training exercise in New Mexico. Kowall and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley welcomed Becker's parents Gary and Stacey Becker, Novi Fire Captain Mark Theisen and Novi Police Officer Bob Manar for the memorial statement during Senate session. During his service, Becker participated in six overseas deployments with the 34th Special Operations Squadron in support of counterterrorism operations.
September 8th 2017
Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, speaks at the state Capitol Thursday about Senate Bill 541, a measure he introduced to address the shortage of dental providers by allowing dentists to hire mid- level providers called dental therapists.
September 7th 2017
State Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, welcomed Pastor Scott Farrell of Calvary Baptist Church in Evart to the Michigan Senate on Sept. 6, 2017 to deliver the invocation at the start of Senate session.
September 6th 2017
State Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, welcomed Pastor Scott Farrell of Calvary Baptist Church in Evart to the Michigan Senate on Sept. 6, 2017 to deliver the invocation at the start of Senate session.
September 6th 2017
Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, presents a special tribute to the Shelton family in recognition of the 70th anniversary of Shelton's Farm Market in Niles. The tribute was signed by Proos, Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Berrien Springs; U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph; Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Gov. Rick Snyder.
August 8th 2017
Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-Olive Township, joined other members of the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder for the signing of Senate Bill 401, now Public Act 92 of 2017, which provides future school employees with a competitive defined contribution plan and protects and secures existing retirement plans for current and former school employees on July 13, 2017.
July 13th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine, honored the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry with a signed tribute for their continued conservation efforts with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). For several years, the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry has fostered a partnership with the Black Mountain Chapter of the NWTF to increase, maintain and manage upland habitats on quarry land. Stamas and Allor presented the tribute to Joe Heberling, Vicki McCoy and Tim Cordes with the Presque Isle Quarry and Pete Demos (right) with the NWTF.
July 10th 2017
State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, looks on as Christopher Pawsat of Ingham County is sworn in to the Michigan National Guard. Also in attendance were state Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, State Rep. Tom Barrett, R- Potterville and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.
July 6th 2017
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, attaches the steering column on a partially completed ValueShopper with the help of Production Manager Mike Henris and Jason O'Brien, who normally performs the task.
June 28th 2017

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