Category: Schmidt

Senator Wayne Schmidt

Improving access, service to those who need it

The state of Michigan has several safety nets in place for residents down on their luck. In recent years, however, some of these safety nets have failed them. It wasn’t long ago that the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency was under fire, and in recent months, I and other Northern Michigan legislators have heard numerous complaints…
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Schmidt, VanderWall welcome Michigan cherry queen to Capitol

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Sens. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, and Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, welcomed Grace Boyles to the state Capitol on Wednesday. Boyles, who was named Michigan cherry queen last year, made the trip to Lansing for Michigan Agriculture Day at the Capitol. ### Editor’s note: A print-quality version of the above photograph is available…
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Senator Wayne Schmidt

Schmidt responds to Gov. Whitmer’s first budget presentation

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, issued the following statement in response to Tuesday’s budget presentation by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: “Today’s presentation marks the start of yet another budget process. As I listened to her speech, I found many common goals with what I was hearing. We have different ideas on how…
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Senator Wayne Schmidt

No-fault reform

The high cost of auto insurance in Michigan has been a topic of discussion for many years. Residents have made it clear that they want this problem solved. Michiganders pay some of the highest rates in the nation, and it is our duty as legislators to find a solution. The no-fault system is one of…
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