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Senate’s skilled trades legislation headed to the governor

Zorn co-sponsored skilled trades act LANSING, Mich. — Legislation sponsored by Sen. Dale Zorn as part of a legislative package to update and improve guidelines and standards for skilled trade professions is on its way to the governor to be signed. “As a small business owner who employs and depends on highly skilled workers, I…
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Bill offering better rural health care headed to governor

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan House of Representatives on Thursday gave final approval to legislation to define the scope of practice for specially trained nurses. Under House Bill 5400, due to increased freedom and independence for health care providers, people in rural areas such as Branch and Hillsdale counties and parts of Jackson County would…
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Sen. Dale Zorn comments on comprehensive energy plan

LANSING, Mich. — After the Michigan Legislature passed the Michigan Comprehensive Energy Plan on Thursday, Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, issued the following statement: “These bills modernize the framework for Michigan’s energy grid and give utilities and energy providers stability as they plan Michigan’s future needs. Because of the closing of energy plants in Michigan, we…
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Shirkey announces good result for all taxpayers on energy plan

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, offered the following statement Thursday after the Michigan Legislature gave final approval to Senate Bills 437 and 438, the Michigan Comprehensive Energy Plan: “Many people have worked hard on this legislation for more than two years, and we can now confidently say it contains several improvements that…
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