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Daley, Mitchell testify against legislation that would strip local control for gravel mining

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Wednesday afternoon heard from residents along with state and federal lawmakers on legislation that would limit the ability of local governments to deny permits for gravel mines. “What this boils down to is an issue of local control,” said state Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum. “This…
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Senator Ed McBroom

Bills restore Michigan Works! UPward Talent Agency funding for western U.P.

LANSING, Mich. — Legislation introduced in the state Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday would restore $971,000 in state resources to help cover a shortfall in retirement funding for the Michigan Works! UPward Talent Agency. Sen. Ed McBroom and Rep. Greg Markkanen introduced identical supplemental bills in the Senate and House. “Local officials have…
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**PHOTO & VIDEO ADVISORY** Zorn welcomes Pastor VanOudheusen to Capitol for Senate invocation

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, welcomed the Rev. Melodye Surgeon VanOudheusen to the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday. VanOudheusen serves as pastor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Monroe and delivered the invocation before Senate session. ### Editor’s note: The above photographs are available by visiting Zorn’s website at Video of VanOudheusen’s…
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Sen. Dale Zorn

Zorn’s high school press box bill sent to governor

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate has enrolled Sen. Dale Zorn’s legislation to clearly state that football stadium press boxes, concession stands and ticket booths do not need to be heated as “occupied” spaces. The bill now heads to the governor. “I’m happy that the Madison School District in Adrian was able to move on…
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