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‘Telehealth’ bill to go into effect this month

LANSING, Mich. — A law that will encourage the use of telecommunication technologies to expand access to health care services in Michigan, reduce costs and improve patient outcomes goes into effect later this month, said state Senate Health Policy Chairman Sen. Mike Shirkey. This use of telecommunication — commonly called “telehealth” — can give patients…
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Sen. Zorn named to new education subcommittee on Michigan Merit Curriculum

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn has been named to a new Senate subcommittee to review the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC). The MMC was enacted by the state in 2006. Since that time, Michigan students have been required to obtain, as a condition of receiving a high school diploma, a minimum of 18 credits in…
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Senate approves Zorn’s emergency vehicle lights reform

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved Sen. Dale Zorn’s legislation to allow the use of corner flashing lights on emergency vehicles as an option to rotating or oscillating lights attached to the roof. Modern ambulance and rescue vehicles can have blind spots when rotating lights are attached to the roof. For decades,…
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Senate introduces ‘Good Jobs for Michigan’ package

Stamas sponsors bill to help attract new high-wage jobs LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas joined business, economic development and community leaders on Thursday to announce new legislation to help Michigan attract new and expanded business investments that result in the creation of more high-wage jobs in the state. “Michigan has made significant strides to…
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