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Governor signs Schmidt’s community foundation bill

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Wayne Schmidt (standing, left) on Tuesday attended the governor’s ceremonial bill signing of Schmidt’s legislation to allow certain personal property to be transferred to community foundations. Senate Bill 102 creates the Michigan Community Foundation Act, which will allow the transfer of intangible personal property from a municipality, public library and/or school…
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Schmidt introduces bill to clarify fantasy sports law and protect player rights

LANSING, Mich. — The rights of 1.6 million people who play fantasy sports in the state would be protected under legislation introduced on Wednesday by Sen. Wayne Schmidt. Senate Bill 461 would clarify outdated state laws and update regulations to reflect the latest technology and new ways residents enjoy this massively growing pastime. “New technology…
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Zorn bill targets opioid drug dealers

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn on Wednesday introduced legislation to increase punishments for drug dealers feeding the state’s growing opioid epidemic. “We must take a comprehensive approach in the battle against an opioid addiction epidemic that is killing thousands of Michigan residents every year,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “This new measure targets supply of these…
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**PHOTO ADVISORY** Stamas, Horn welcome Ontario Hockey League commissioner to Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, welcomed the commissioner of the Ontario Hockey League and officials from the Saginaw Spirit and Flint Firebirds to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday. Pictured from left: Dick Garber, Jr., owner of the Saginaw Spirit; Horn; Flint Firebirds Governor Rolf Nilsen; Stamas; Ontario Hockey…
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