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Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey

Shirkey comments on closure of buildings for balance of school year

LANSING—Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, issued the following statement following Gov. Whitmer’s announcement that school buildings will be closed for the balance of the school year: “School buildings are closed, but education will continue as schools embrace new learning formats.  Teachers and staff have done a tremendous job providing continuous learning to students over the…
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Senator Peter Lucido

Lucido to hold tele-town hall on COVID-19

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Whip Peter J. Lucido, R-Shelby Township, on Thursday announced that he will host a tele-town hall on Wednesday, April 8 to answer questions from Macomb County residents on the governor’s executive orders and on the COVID-19 coronavirus. Who: Senate Majority Whip Peter J. Lucido, R-Shelby Township Henry Ford Macomb Hospital…
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Sen. Jim Stamas

Stamas strongly opposed to extending and expanding emergency declaration

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas on Wednesday announced he is opposed to expanding and extending the governor’s emergency declaration by 70 days. “I want to thank the people working on the front lines – and those supporting them – in this unprecedented challenge fighting against COVID-19,” said Stamas, R-Midland. “However, we…
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Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey

Shirkey responds to Governor’s desire to extend emergency declaration

LANSING—Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, issued the following statement in response to Governor Whitmer’s desire for a 70-day extension of Michigan’s emergency declaration: “Throughout this emergency, we have maintained a cooperative relationship with our Governor in order to combat the presence of COVID-19 in Michigan. We agree that emergency circumstances persist in our state…
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