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Senate approves Zorn bill allowing schools to form district libraries

LANSING—The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Dale Zorn that would allow a school district to establish a district library. The law allowing local governments, including school districts, to form new district libraries currently prohibits districts from doing so after Jan. 1, 2015. Zorn’s measure, Senate Bill 108, would remove that provision.…
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Schmidt votes for Natural Resources Trust Fund projects in Cheboygan, Chippewa, Grand Traverse counties

LANSING, Mich.―The state Senate on Thursday approved legislation allocating $24.7 million from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) to natural resources improvement projects across the state. “The Natural Resources Trust Fund helps make Pure Michigan an even better place to live, work and play,” said state Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City. “These strategic investments…
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Zorn, Jenkins applaud Transportation Economic Development Fund grant for Lenawee County

LANSING—Lenawee County will use more than $200,000 in Category F grants from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) through the Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) to upgrade a key road, Sen. Dale W. Zorn and Rep. Nancy Jenkins announced on Thursday. “This is great news for the city of Tecumseh and the state,” said Zorn,…
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Sen. Schmidt announces March ‘coffee hours’

LANSING, Mich. – State Sen. Wayne Schmidt announced he will be holding several “coffee hours” throughout the 37th District this month. “I look forward to meeting with northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula residents to hear their comments, concerns and ideas about state government,” said Schmidt, R-Traverse City. The senator will be available to answer questions…
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