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Photo Advisory: Sen. Schmidt welcomes Bonnie Alfonso to Capitol

LANSING, Mich. – Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, welcomed Bonnie Alfonso, president and CEO of Alfie Logo Gear and chairwoman of the board of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM), to Wednesday’s committee hearing. Alfonso, who is from Traverse City, was on hand as SBAM staff testified before the committee…
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Area legislators to host town hall in Coldwater on road funding proposal

LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Mike Shirkey and Rep. Eric Leutheuser are hosting a free, public town hall about the May statewide road funding ballot proposal featuring a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) engineer on Monday, March 16 in Coldwater. Shirkey and Leutheuser are encouraging residents of Branch County interested in the road funding issue to attend…
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Sen. Schmidt comments on Gov. Snyder’s energy message

LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, issued the following statement Friday after Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his special message to the Legislature on energy, which included a new announcement to end costly payments for Upper Peninsula electric customers: “I appreciate the efforts of Governor Snyder and his administration, and those of WE Energies and…
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Senate approves Stamas bill to help veterans transition into civilian life

LANSING—Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jim Stamas to help connect military veterans returning home with information about employment and benefits earned in service to the nation was approved on Wednesday by the Michigan Senate. “This reform is part of our ongoing effort to serve Michigan’s 650,000 veterans, who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms,”…
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