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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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Sen. Jim Stamas comments on comprehensive energy plan

LANSING, Mich. — After the Michigan Legislature passed the Michigan Comprehensive Energy Plan on Thursday, Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, issued the following statement: “Michigan needs an energy policy that helps ensure the availability of clean, affordable and reliable energy for families and job providers throughout our state. “This is a positive step for Michigan consumers,…
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Shirkey bill saving taxpayer dollars and enabling better road designs headed to governor

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill sponsored by state Sen. Mike Shirkey that will authorize the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to consider new pavement designs and technologies for better future road projects. Senate Bill 879 is the culmination of collaborative efforts between Shirkey and the department,…
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Brownfield redevelopment reforms head to governor

LANSING, Mich. — Bipartisan legislation to streamline existing laws governing the state’s brownfield redevelopment program was finalized by the Senate on Thursday. The state Department of Environmental Quality describes Brownfield properties as those in which the redevelopment or reuse of a property may be complicated by the presence or perception of contamination. By revitalizing and…
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