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Senator Kim LaSata

Sen. LaSata to host Fire Prevention Month virtual town hall

*** Community News Bulletin *** LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township, on Friday announced she will host a virtual town hall with state Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer and city of Niles Fire Department Fire Inspector Driver Rory Iwaniuk to discuss Fire Prevention Month with Southwest Michigan residents. The free event will be…
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Senator Ed McBroom

Mining inspector reforms would provide needed updates for safety 

LANSING, Mich. — Legislation recently introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives would update the requirements for individuals to serve as mining inspectors in the state, said sponsors Sen. Ed McBroom and Rep. Greg Markkanen.   Senate Bill 1121 and House Bill 6240 would remove a requirement currently in state law that requires mining inspectors have at least 10 years’ experience in the…
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Senator Jon Bumstead

Bumstead supports legislation aiding Muskegon convention center

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would provide money for convention centers throughout the state, including the new Muskegon Convention Center, that have suffered because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Like many industries, convention centers have not been able to conduct meetings or regular business and are struggling to make payments…
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Senator Ed McBroom

McBroom, U.P. officials testify in support of ‘Dark Store’ bill, against Whitmer tax tribunal appointee

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday took testimony from Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan in support of Sen. Ed McBroom’s legislation that would close the so-called dark store tax loophole. Senate Bill 26 would close the dark store loophole by revising the way property taxes are assessed on vacant big box stores and by ending…
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