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Senator Tom Barrett

Governor adopts Barrett pension tax cut

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Tom Barrett on Monday welcomed reports that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office has confirmed she will adopt his pension tax cut proposal — Senate Bill 24 of 2021 — in her annual State of the State address this week. Barrett has introduced this legislation each session since he was first elected. “This…
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Senator Lana Theis

Theis blasts Whitmer administration deflection on long-term care facility debacle

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, issued the following statement on Thursday, after a Whitmer administration official deflected blame for underreporting COVID-19 deaths at long-term care facilities during a joint Senate-House oversight committee hearing: “The real tragedy is that, against logic, reason and scientific opinion, Gov. Whitmer and health department bureaucrats made the decision…
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Senator Michael D. MacDonald

Senate approves MacDonald bill to help nonprofit charitable fundraising

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved Sen. Michael D. MacDonald’s legislation to temporarily waive fees and increase the availability of charitable gaming events in Michigan. “Many nonprofits in Michigan — from school groups to veteran organizations — use charitable gaming activities to help raise the resources they need to fulfill their mission…
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Senator Lana Theis

Theis speaks at Michigan March for Life at Capitol

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis spoke at the annual March for Life event on the steps of the state Capitol on Wednesday. The event, hosted by Right to Life of Ingham County, is an opportunity for pro-life residents to publicly demonstrate their support of the dignity of human life. “I believe every human…
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