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Sen. VanderWall announces upcoming coffee hours

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, has announced upcoming coffee hours. Coffee hours are open to residents of the 35th Senate District to express their opinions or concerns about state government or to request assistance with a state issue. VanderWall will be available to meet with constituents at the following times and locations: Monday,…
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Lucido statement on approval of ‘Raise the Age’ plan

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate finalized a bipartisan plan on Wednesday to raise the age of legal adulthood within the state’s court system. The multi-bill plan would establish 17-year-olds as minors in most cases. “This is a momentous day for our state,” said Sen. Peter J. Lucido, R-Shelby Township, who is an attorney and former…
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Senate unanimously approves law enforcement autism awareness bills

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved Sen. Tom Barrett’s legislation to help bridge the communications gap between law enforcement and drivers with autism. “It has been wonderful to work with my constituent, Xavier DeGroat, and other autism advocates on this initiative to help improve law enforcement’s approach when dealing with people…
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Dr. John Bizon

Bizon’s foster care reforms head to House

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation to help support children in foster care or those who are entering foster care. The bills focus on the placement of foster children with families in the community. Recent changes to federal law will restrict the state’s access to federal funds unless certain new guidelines…
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