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Sen. Dale Zorn

Zorn comments on Whitmer’s long-overdue reopening plan

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer outlined a plan to phase out the state’s COVID-19 restrictions as the state meets certain vaccination rates for people age 16 and older: “Better late than never. Since mid-April of last year, we have been calling on the governor to give the…
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Sen. Ruth Johnson sponsors bill to fight distracted driving

LANSING, Mich. — In honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Sen. Ruth Johnson has reintroduced legislation designed to crack down on distracted driving in Michigan. “On a typical day, over 700 people in the U.S. are injured in distracted driving crashes, and more than 3,000 people are killed each year. Every one of these lost…
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Senator Ed McBroom

Senate approves McBroom bill providing COVID-19-ravaged businesses relief from license fees

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan businesses with liquor licenses would not have to pay on-premises liquor license fees this year and an on-premises spirits discount would be increased and extended under legislation approved by the state Senate on Wednesday. “Michigan’s bars and restaurants were hit hard by the state’s crushing response to the coronavirus,” said Sen.…
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Senator Jim Runestad

Senate panel approves Runestad’s child tax credit bill

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve legislation that would provide a child tax credit for hardworking Michigan families. Senate Bill 378, sponsored by Sen. Jim Runestad, would establish a $500, nonrefundable tax credit for every child in a family up to 19 years old. “This is commonsense…
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