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Horn legislation fixing Buena Vista’s debt passes Senate

LANSING—State Sen. Ken Horn’s legislation to assist the Buena Vista community with an ongoing issue that stemmed from the dissolution of the school district in 2013 passed the Senate with a 29-8 vote Wednesday. The issue was brought to Horn and Rep. Vanessa Guerra, D-Saginaw, by various local officials from the Buena Vista community. “Rep.…
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Senate panel approves Schmidt bill to provide health coverage to families of fallen safety officers

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved legislation Wednesday to guarantee health care benefits for the surviving spouse and dependents of officers who die in the line of duty, said Sen. Wayne Schmidt, the bill sponsor. “Public safety officers volunteer to put their lives on the line in service of others, and part…
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Sen. Wayne Schmidt applauds Charlevoix company on receiving development grant

LANSING, Mich. – State Sen. Wayne Schmidt congratulated the Charlevoix County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for recently being awarded more than $4 million from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) for a project at St. Marys Cement, Inc. The project will clear away old and unused structures and equipment on property owned by the company, as St.…
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Sen. Schmidt, Shannon Kochis, Mary Jo Pomeroy testify in support of Billy’s Law

LANSING, Mich. – State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, Shannon Kochis, and Mary Jo Pomeroy testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday in support of Senate Bill 153, also known as Billy’s Law. The bill, sponsored by Schmidt, would help close a legal loophole that prevents law enforcement from administering drug tests or from obtaining drug test…
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