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Senate Elections Committee hears from local clerks frustrated with secretary of state’s office

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Elections Committee on Wednesday heard testimony from local clerks across the state frustrated by a lack of communication and rushed decisions by the secretary of state, which some say threaten election integrity. “We truly have some of the best clerks in the entire country, and they are the ones who…
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Senator Jim Runestad

Runestad privacy resolution to be placed on November ballot

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan House Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Sen. Jim Runestad that would protect residents against unreasonable searches and seizures, which will now be placed on the November statewide election ballot. Senate Joint Resolution G would clearly define in the Michigan Constitution that electronic data and communications are property and…
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We have lost too many in our nursing homes

By Sen. Curt VanderWall 35th Senate District The COVID-19 pandemic has brought great suffering to Michigan since the state’s first confirmed case appeared in March. Much of our sorrow was unavoidable as we tried to contain a highly contagious, deadly virus with no vaccine. Sadly, despite good efforts, tens of thousands of residents got sick,…
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Senator Jon Bumstead

Bumstead legislation establishing Pfc. Brett Witteveen Memorial Highway heads to governor’s desk

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Legislature gave final approval on Thursday to legislation introduced by Sen. Jon Bumstead that would honor a fallen soldier from Oceana County. “I am happy to see continued support for this legislation as it makes its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law,” said Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “Brett…
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