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Stamas: Senate’s 2018 budget plan invests in key Michigan priorities

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas on Thursday said that the Michigan Senate has passed a Fiscal Year 2018 budget plan that increases support for key priorities, including educating Michigan students, protecting families and improving the roads. “I am proud to once again support a balanced state budget plan that increases support for all levels…
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Shirkey signs legal brief in support of Jackson community’s prayer at public meetings

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Mike Shirkey and state Rep. Julie Alexander have signed an amicus brief in support of Jackson County in its court case concerning prayer at Jackson County Board of Commissioners meetings. Shirkey said the prayers are an example of free speech. “Opening with prayer at public meetings is not prohibited by…
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Schmidt honors Douglas House with special tribute

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Wayne Schmidt presented the James and Jean Douglas House with a special tribute at the state Capitol on Tuesday in honor of the house being named a 2017 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation recipient. “I congratulate the Douglas House on receiving this distinct honor for its dedication to preserving Michigan…
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**PHOTO ADVISORY** Zorn welcomes guests from Monroe Family YMCA to Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, on Tuesday welcomed guests from the Monroe Family YMCA to the Michigan Capitol. Pictured from left: Corey Welch, Monroe Family YMCA mission advancement director and former Senate staffer; Monroe Family YMCA CEO Kristin Irwin; Zorn; and Sue Vanisacker, member of the Monroe Family YMCA Board of Directors. ###…
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