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Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey

Shirkey and colleagues to hold tele-town hall on COVID-19

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, reminded residents Monday that he and state Reps. Julie Alexander, Eric Leutheuser and Sarah Lightner will conduct a tele-town hall today, Monday, March 30 to update constituents regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. Who: Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake State Rep. Julie Alexander State Rep. Eric Leutheuser…
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Sen. Ken Horn

Horn stands with Whitmer vetoes in wake of coronavirus threat

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, issued the following statement on Monday regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s supplemental funding vetoes: “We need to dedicate all of the resources we have available to winning the invisible battle that’s in front of us — and that includes reprioritizing some previously funded programs. “I look forward to…
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Sen. Jim Stamas

Stamas has major concerns with May election executive order

LANSING, Mich. — After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday issued Executive Order 2020-27 to allow the secretary of state to mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters for the May 5 election instead of moving the May election to August, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas, R-Midland, issued the following statement: “To protect the…
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Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey

Shirkey thanks governor for clarity, but expresses concern with “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order impact on home construction

LANSING—Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, today issued the following statement regarding Governor Whitmer’s enforcement of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, specifically pertaining to home construction: “Senate Republicans appreciate the open lines of communication with our Governor in the drafting of executive orders pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of her signed orders…
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