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Senator Curt VanderWall

VanderWall announces June coffee hours

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, has announced June coffee hours. Coffee hours are open to residents of the 35th Senate District to express their opinions or concerns about state government or to request assistance with a state issue. Depending on availability (see the instructions below), VanderWall will meet with constituents at the following…
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Sen. Jim Stamas

Budget chairmen urge Whitmer to share details on balancing deficit

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Shane Hernandez on Thursday called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to begin working with legislative leaders to balance the current state budget. “The presence of COVID-19 in Michigan and the governor’s stay-at-home order have had a dramatic negative impact on revenues for…
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Senator Peter Lucido

Lucido: Senate considers bills allowing police, firefighters to use EpiPens, protect school employees who use them

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Thursday took up legislation to allow firefighters and police officers in Michigan to carry and use EpiPens to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, and to provide liability protections for school employees who administer EpiPens. “First responders serve to protect life and property, and when they are called upon to…
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Senator Kim LaSata

LaSata bill to help villages deal with delinquent taxes headed to governor

LANSING, Mich. — A bill that would simplify the way villages collect delinquent property taxes has been finalized by the Legislature and is on its way to the governor for signature. “This bill corrects a problem that was brought to my attention by several village and county treasurers from the 21st Senate District,” said Sen.…
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