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**PHOTO ADVISORY** Sen. Zorn honors Apprentice of the Year award winner

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, on Tuesday presented a special tribute to Harry Hutchinson of Tecumseh in recognition of being named an IBEW Hour Power Apprentice of the Year. Three out of the last five years a Michigan apprentice has won this prestigious award. Hutchinson was the 2015 award winner. In addition to…
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Sen. Zorn hears update from Gov. Snyder and HHS Secretary Price on opioid epidemic

Senate committee takes up Zorn’s bill aimed at stopping prescription drug abuse LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn was invited by Gov. Rick Snyder to hear an update from U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price on Tuesday regarding the progress at the federal level to combat the growing opioid addiction epidemic. “Nearly…
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Senate approves Stamas’ firefighter training bills

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Tuesday approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Jim Stamas to update Michigan’s firefighter training standards. “Michigan firefighters perform a valiant service in our communities every day — risking their lives to save others,” said Stamas, R-Midland. “This legislation is about ensuring our firefighters are prepared to meet new and…
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Sen. Schmidt releases statement on the death of LSSU President Thomas Pleger

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, issued the following statement Sunday upon hearing the news of the sudden death of Lake Superior State University President Thomas Pleger late Saturday night: “I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Tom Pleger. This is heartbreaking news for his family, Lake Superior State, and…
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