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Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, attends a press conference with fellow legislators, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Gov. Rick Snyder and other Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Taskforce to discuss the importance of ending the opioid overdose and abuse epidemic in Michigan.
March 23rd 2017
Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, (fifth from left) listens as Gov. Rick Snyder addresses the media on Thursday regarding a new bipartisan, bicameral legislative package to address the growing opioid abuse epidemic in Michigan. Senate Bill 272, sponsored by Shirkey, is one of the measures in the package.
March 23rd 2017
State Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, proudly welcomed Reverend Jim Pollard to the Capitol on Tuesday, March 21st 2017. Reverend Pollard, from Forest Hills Presbyterian Church in Cascade Township, gave the invocation before the start of Senate session
March 22nd 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, joined children's advocacy center board members from across the state as Gov. Rick Snyder signed Stamas' legislation to help the centers protect Michigan children. Public Act 491 of 2016 will enable children's advocacy centers to access abuse and neglect information that can be critical in supporting young victims. Among those attending the ceremony were Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center Executive Director Bethany Law; Michelle Waskevich, executive director of the Safe and Sound Child Advocacy Center in Midland; and Kaity Doyle and Lindsay Colon with the Northern Michigan Children's Assessment Center.
March 22nd 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed Alpena Mayor Matt Waligora and Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jackie Krawczak to the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday.
March 22nd 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed 4-H members from Arenac and Iosco counties to the Michigan Capitol. The group was in Lansing as part of the 4-H Capitol Experience, an annual four-day conference that focuses on civic engagement and public policy. Pictured from left: Liam Straver, Joslyn Nelkie, Halle Matthews, Jennifer Colvin, Stamas, Hannah Hayes-Butterfield, Miranda Hall, Brody Ruckle and 4-H Program Coordinator Kelli Rau.
March 21st 2017
Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, welcomed local students to the Michigan Capitol as part of the 4-H Capitol Experience, an annual four-day conference that focuses on civic engagement and public policy. The students were accompanied by MSU Extension's Monroe County 4-H Program Coordinator Sara Lewis (right).
March 21st 2017
Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, (second from left) and Sen. Steve Bieda, D-Warren, (second from right) on Monday participated in a Vietnam veteran lapel pinning ceremony in Fraser at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6691 in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the war. Gold Star Mothers Elsie Mannerow and Mary Jean Linville, whose sons were killed in action in Vietnam, were the guests of honor.
March 21st 2017
State Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, visited students at Lyle A. Torrant Center in Jackson on Monday as part of March is Reading Month. Shirkey emphasized the importance of reading and read aloud to the students from one of his favorite short stories.
March 21st 2017
State Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, and Rep. Scott VanSingel, R-Grant, met with more than 50 students from Hart Middle School and Shelby Middle School at the Capitol on Tuesday. Teachers Andrew Patterson and Eric Jensen brought the students for the schools' annual visit to the Capitol.
March 15th 2017
State Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, and Rep. Scott VanSingel, R-Grant, met with more than 50 students from Hart Middle School and Shelby Middle School at the Capitol on Tuesday. Teachers Andrew Patterson and Eric Jensen brought the students for the schools' annual visit to the Capitol.
March 15th 2017
Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, welcomed to the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday the Rev. Sahaya Stanly of All Saints Catholic Church in Fremont. Stanly gave the invocation before the start of Senate session.
March 15th 2017
Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, welcomed to the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday the Rev. Sahaya Stanly of All Saints Catholic Church in Fremont. Stanly gave the invocation before the start of Senate session.
March 15th 2017
Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, testified before the Senate Natural Resources Committee on his resolution supporting the recommendations of the Chicago Area Waterway System Advisory Committee to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan.
March 15th 2017
The Michigan Senate Natural Resources Committee hears testimony on Wednesday, March 15 from Roy and Julie Hinkson of Manistique regarding their land dispute with the U.S. Forest Service.
March 15th 2017
Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, and Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe, welcomed Rick Becker to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday. Becker is vice president and general manager of Stoneco of Michigan. He was recognized by Zorn and Bellino on Tuesday for recently becoming chairman of the Michigan Aggregates Association.
March 14th 2017
Sen. Joe Hune (left), R-Fowlerville, joined State Representatives Hank Vaupel, R-Handy Township, and Lana Theis, R-Brighton, for a grant presentation at the VINA Community Dental Center and the University of Michigan Student Run Health Center on March 13, 2017 in Brighton.
March 13th 2017
State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, (left) stands with the Rev. Jon Terry (center) and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley at the rostrum after Terry delivered the Senate invocation on Thursday.
March 9th 2017
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, and Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville, welcome retired Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins (center) to the Michigan Capitol on Thursday. Atkins is the current president and CEO of the Military Officers Association of America. The retired Air Force general visited the Capitol as part of a nationwide tour to discuss ongoing military and veterans issues.
March 9th 2017
Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, and Midland County Probate Judge Dorene Allen testify before the Senate Committee on Families, Seniors and Human Services regarding the importance of Senate Bills 103-106.
March 8th 2017
Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, listened as Pastor Mark Edwards delivered the invocation before Senate session on Wednesday. Edwards serves as administrative pastor at Trinity Church in Stanton and was Emmons' guest.
March 8th 2017
Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, welcomed Pastor Mark Edwards to the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday. Edwards serves as administrative pastor at Trinity Church in Stanton and delivered the invocation before Senate session.
March 8th 2017
Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, met with fourth- and fifth-grade students from Sister Lakes Elementary at the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday. After session, Proos talked with the students from Dowagiac in the Senate chamber about the state's representative form of government and answered their questions.
March 8th 2017
Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, met with fourth- and fifth-grade students from Sister Lakes Elementary at the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday. After session, Proos talked with the students from Dowagiac in the Senate chamber about the state's representative form of government and answered their questions.
March 8th 2017
Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, salutes Vietnam veterans and their families during a lapel pinning ceremony on Saturday at the American Legion Boat and Canoe Club in Grand Rapids in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the war.
March 7th 2017
State Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, speaks during a Vietnam veteran lapel pinning ceremony at the American Legion Boat and Canoe Club in Grand Rapids in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the conflict.
March 6th 2017
State Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, presents a veteran with a Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pin during a ceremony at the American Legion Boat and Canoe Club in Grand Rapids in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the conflict.
March 6th 2017
Senator Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, and Seth Mauth of the 5 Star Life Program, testify before the Michigan Senate Education Committee on Feb. 28.
March 1st 2017
Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, presents a local veteran with a Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pin as part of an effort to recognize Michigan's Vietnam veterans for their service during the war. Proos hosted the ceremony in Bridgman with Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, to help thank the area's Vietnam veterans and their families. During the ceremony, the senators honored more than 250 Vietnam War era veterans from Southwest Michigan.
March 1st 2017
Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, talked to local veterans at Bridgman American Legion Post 331 prior to a lapel pinning ceremony giving long-overdue recognition to Michigan's Vietnam veterans and their families. Proos and Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, hosted the event and presented a Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pin to more than 250 veterans from Southwest Michigan who served on active duty during the Vietnam War era.
March 1st 2017

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