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Senator Wayne Schmidt

Schmidt votes to fund programs impacted by Whitmer vetoes

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Wayne Schmidt on Wednesday joined his colleagues in voting to restore several of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s vetoes — many of which negatively impacted communities across the 37th Senate District. “There is simply too much at stake to do nothing, and this is a good first step in getting back on course,”…
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Lawmakers welcome Battle of the Bulge veterans

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale W. Zorn and Rep. Bronna Kahle on Thursday welcomed Michigan’s last two remaining survivors of the Battle of the Bulge to the Capitol, including Frank Dick of Lenawee County. “In less than nine months, Frank Dick went from graduating from high school to being entrenched in one of the most…
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**Photo Advisory** Panel OKs Zorn’s Trooper Adams memorial highway bill

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, and former Lenawee County Commissioner Jim Driskill testified on Wednesday about Zorn’s legislation to honor Trooper Rodger Adams, who was the 25th Michigan State Police officer to die in the line of duty. On May 14, 1971, Adams was killed instantly when his patrol car was hit nearly…
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Runestad supports bills restoring many of governor’s budget cuts

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Runestad on Wednesday voted to restore more than $570 million of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s fiscal year 2020 budget vetoes and transfers. “The governor’s budget cuts were shutting down vital services to our most vulnerable residents and having a devastating effect on families most at risk,” said Runestad, R-White Lake. “These…
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