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Senator Kim LaSata

LaSata’s literacy challenge winners announced

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata announced on Monday the winners of her March is Reading Month literacy challenge. “My congratulations to Aaleya Tomorrow, who won the challenge by reading 207 books,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “I am truly impressed with her efforts and those of her fellow Southwest Michigan students, who collectively read…
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Sen. Dale Zorn

Zorn calls on Biden to send Michigan more vaccine, glad Whitmer is not imposing new restrictions

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer encouraged a two-week pause for youth sports, in-person learning at schools and indoor dining at restaurants and urged the federal government to send more doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to Michigan and other states where cases are dramatically increasing: “President Biden…
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Senator Curt VanderWall

Whitmer admin’s latest CON denial underscores need for reform

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Curt VanderWall on Thursday said legislation recently approved by the Senate to eliminate unnecessary medical care certificate of need requirements would have saved a multimillion-dollar expansion project at a west Michigan mental health services facility. The project at Pine Rest Christian Mental Services would have added 60 adult in-patient psychiatric…
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Runestad introduces bill to help fight human trafficking

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Runestad recently introduced legislation that would help law enforcement fight the growing number of human trafficking cases in Michigan. Senate Bill 337 would help better identify potential human trafficking abuse by clearly tracking repeat incidents of domestic violence. “Human trafficking cases are not always easy to identify,” said Runestad, R-White…
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