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Sen. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, delivers a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday supporting legislation to prohibit the transfer of people who have COVID-19 into the state's long-term care facilities.
June 24th 2020
Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, on Tuesday joined Barry Cargill, president and CEO of the Michigan HomeCare and Hospice Association, in testifying before the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on legislation Daley sponsored to help disabled individuals get the products and services they need.
June 23rd 2020
Sen. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, delivers a speech on the Senate floor Thursday morning condemning the governor's decision to place COVID- 19-postive residents with uninfected residents in nursing homes.
June 18th 2020
Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, tours flood damage in Muskegon County with Susie Hughes, chair of the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners as local officials work to gather a complete assessment of the damage.
May 22nd 2020
State Sen Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, speaks in support his resolution, Senate Resolution 112, on the Senate floor Tuesday morning.
April 28th 2020
Sens. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, and Curt VanderWall, R- Ludington, are joined by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist for a photo on the Senate floor with Michigan Cherry Queen Sierra Moore during her visit to Lansing on Wednesday.
March 11th 2020
Sens. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, and Curt VanderWall, R- Ludington, are joined by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist for a photo on the Senate floor with Michigan Cherry Queen Sierra Moore during her visit to Lansing on Wednesday.
March 11th 2020
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, listens from the rostrum as Father Patrick Jankowiak delivers the invocation before Senate session.
February 20th 2020
State Sen. Kevin Daley stands with Lisa Marshke, her granddaughter, Hailey and Lori Thueme on the Senate floor after Daley's legislation that would create a special recognition license plate honoring Blue Star Families received final approval from the Legislature. Marshke and Thueme are members of Blue Star Mothers of America and were instrumental in the passage of this legislation.
February 20th 2020
State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, stands at his desk on the Senate floor with the Rev. Chad Minkler and his wife, Amanda, after Minkler delivered Thursday's invocation.
February 13th 2020
State Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, stands at his desk on the Senate floor with the Rev. Doug Ogden after Ogden delivered Tuesday's invocation.
February 11th 2020
Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, testifies in support of Senate Bills 712 and 713, which would improve the ability of local governments to conduct important business while also giving them guidelines for when local officials do not meet their duty requirements. Bumstead points to an ongoing issue in his district in the village of Hesperia as his reasoning for introducing the legislation.
February 6th 2020
Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, presents a legislative tribute to the 2019 state champion girl's cross-country team from Hart and Coach Terry Tatro after honoring the team's accomplishment during Senate session. Joining the celebration is Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist.
February 5th 2020
Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, presents a legislative tribute to the 2019 state champion boy's cross-country team from Fremont after honoring the team during Senate session. Joining the celebration is Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist.
February 5th 2020
State Sen. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, welcomed his son Patrick and Lisa Neitzel Parsons to the state Capitol for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's 2020 State of the State address on Wednesday. Parsons teaches 11th grade chemistry at Alma High School.
January 30th 2020
State Sen. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, welcomed Michael and Christine VanDenBerg to Lansing Wednesday evening as his guests for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's 2020 State of the State address. Michael VanDenBerg serves as Gun Plain Charter Township supervisor and Christine VanDenBerg serves as a Plainwell Community Schools board member.
January 30th 2020
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, welcomed individuals from Nexteer Automotive as his guests for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's 2020 State of the State address on Wednesday. Pictured from left to right: Mike Lax, chief tax officer, Jerry Rush, director of global government affairs, State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, Lynn Pavlawk, director of global government relations, corporate social responsibility and sustainability and Dennis Hoeg, vice president and North American division president.
January 30th 2020
State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, welcomed Senior Vice President of Independent Bank Michael Stodolak to Lansing as his guest for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's 2020 State of the State address on Wednesday.
January 30th 2020
State Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, welcomed Cindy Larsen (left) and Amy VanLoon (right) to Lansing Wednesday as his guests for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's 2020 State of the State address. Larsen serves as president of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and VanLoon serves as executive director of the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
January 30th 2020
State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, welcomed Nick Nissley, president of Northwestern Michigan College, John Roth of Don Orr Ski n' Beach Haus and Charlevoix High School student Sean Bradley to the Michigan Capitol for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's 2020 State of the State address.
January 30th 2020
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, stands with Michigan Downtown Association Director Dana Walker as she presents Horn with the Legislator of the Year Award.
January 23rd 2020
State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, listens as U.S. Representative Paul Mitchell explains his opposition to legislation that would largely strip oversight from local governments. Senate Bill 431 would limit the ability of local governments to deny permits for gravel mining operations and limit oversight on haul routes, sound levels and truck loading hours.
January 22nd 2020
Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, joins Jason Murray, plant manager for La Colombe in Norton Shores, as the two testify before the Senate Committee on Regulatory Reform in support of Senate Bill 711.
January 14th 2020
State Sen Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, stands at his desk on the Senate floor with the Rev. Dr. Zane Abberger from Lakeview Baptist Church. Abberger delivered the invocation before Senate session.
December 11th 2019
State Sen. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, stands at his desk on the Senate floor with the Rev. Matthew Stob after Stob delivered the invocation before Senate session.
December 10th 2019
Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, stops for a photo in the Capitol rotunda with the 2019 state champion football team from Mona Shores after welcoming the team to the Capitol.
December 10th 2019
Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, and Rep. Greg VanWoerkom join the 2019 state champion football team from Mona Shores on the Senate floor after a special presentation honoring them during Senate session.
December 10th 2019
State Sen. Kevin Daley stops for a photo on the Senate floor with Mallory Rivard, winner of the 2019 Miss Michigan pageant this past June.
December 6th 2019
Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, is joined by Pfc. Brett Witteveen's older sister, Heather Kaufman, before the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Kaufman spoke in support of Bumstead's legislation honoring her brother's service.
December 4th 2019
State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, is joined by Staff Sgt. Eugene Alex's wife Melissa and son Zack at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding legislation to name a portion of a state highway after her husband in honor of his heroic service. Melissa spoke about her husband Eugene's heroic actions and brave leadership, and she explained to committee members the significance this section of road had to her and her husband.
December 4th 2019

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