Caucus Newsroom

Horn welcomes Frankenmuth pastor to Capitol for Senate invocation

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, welcomed Father Patrick Jankowiak to the Michigan Capitol on Thursday. Father Patrick serves as pastor at Blessed Trinity Church in Frankenmuth and delivered the invocation before Senate session. ### Editor’s note: A print-quality photograph of Horn welcoming Thursday’s guest is available by clicking on the image or by…
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Sen. Jim Stamas

Stamas introduces road bonding resolution

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas on Thursday introduced a resolution calling for the responsible use of the state’s transportation bonding authority and outlining the Legislature’s intent regarding future debt service payments. “After proposing a 45-cent gas tax increase last year that the people of Michigan overwhelmingly opposed, the governor has rushed…
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Senator Peter Lucido

Legislature approves stricter punishments for repeat child abusers; bills headed to governor

LANSING, Mich. — A pair of bills sponsored by Sen. Peter J. Lucido that would increase penalties for repeat child abusers are on their way to the desk of the governor for signing. “There should be zero tolerance for criminals who prey upon and abuse children,” said Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “We must hold these people…
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Sen. Johnson, Rep. Schroeder introduce bills to limit property tax increases for Oakland County residents

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson and Rep. Andrea Schroeder have introduced legislation to allow cities, townships and villages in Oakland County to opt out of any joint endeavor their county government might try to establish under the Municipal Partnership Act. The bills are in response to calls by Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter, Detroit…
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