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Senate rejects restructuring of DEQ, elimination of citizen commissions

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Thursday adopted House Concurrent Resolution 1, rejecting Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-2 that would eliminate oversight commissions and restructure the state Department of Environmental Quality. “This unilateral executive action by the governor raises significant concerns for the residents of our state,” said Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, who chairs…
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Nesbitt reminds residents of Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Aric Nesbitt on Thursday reminded residents of the upcoming Winter Free Fishing Weekend. “Twice a year the state of Michigan gives residents an opportunity to get out and throw a line in the water free of charge,” said Nesbitt, R-Lawton. “For decades, the free fishing weekends have given families the…
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Bumstead supports executive order override

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Thursday approved a legislative effort that would override Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order restructuring the state’s department of environmental quality. The order, which was issued earlier this month, would have transformed the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) into the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy,…
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Shirkey issues statement on HCR 1

LANSING—Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, issued the following statement on the Senate’s adoption of House Concurrent Resolution 1 to reject Executive Order 2019-02: “Senate Republicans voted Thursday to protect Michiganders from overzealous bureaucrats. We are adamant that citizens have access to an avenue through which they can appeal decisions that affect their personal property…
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