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Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey

Shirkey says Gov. Whitmer does not care about family businesses

LANSING—Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Whitmer continuing to stand in the way of restaurants fully reopening: “Gov. Whitmer makes clear with her actions today that she does not care about family businesses.  Michigan business owners who work, day-in and day-out, in pursuit of their American dream are teetering…
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Outman announces first office hours meetings of 2021

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, announced on Friday that he has scheduled three office hours meetings for the month of February. The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. No appointment is…
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Daley named to appropriations committee

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kevin Daley announced on Friday that he has been named to the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the new Legislature, which formally began when lawmakers returned to Lansing last week. “Last week at the annual January revenue estimating conference, we received a more-positive-than-expected outlook on the state’s finances for the…
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Sen. Dale Zorn

Zorn sponsors school busing, local government and rental property measures

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn has reintroduced legislation to increase flexibility for purchasing new school buses, serving on local boards and transferring rental property. Senate Bill 20 would expand the use of a sinking fund to allow school districts to use it to purchase school buses. “As schools return to in-person learning and try…
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