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**PHOTO ADVISORY** Sen. Jim Stamas welcomes David Pendley to Capitol for Senate invocation

LANSING—Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley welcomed David Pendley (center) to the state Capitol on Thursday. Pendley is a minister to students and family in Midland and delivered the invocation before Senate session. ### A photograph of Stamas and Pendley is available by clicking on the above image or by visiting Stamas’…
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Senate bill would offer better rural health care

LANSING, Mich. — New legislation to define the scope of practice for specially trained nurses has moved forward after careful consideration was given to the experience and input of both nurses and physicians. The bill recently passed out of the Senate Health Policy Committee. Senate Bill 68, sponsored by Sen. Mike Shirkey, would allow “advanced…
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House panel OKs 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 Thursday by the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. “We owe a tremendous debt to our veterans, who sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms,” said Stamas,…
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Senate approves Schmidt’s bill to provide health coverage for families of fallen safety officers

LANSING, Mich. – Surviving spouses and dependents of officers who die in the line of duty would be guaranteed health care benefits under legislation unanimously approved by the state Senate on Wednesday. “Providing health care coverage for spouses and children of officers who die in the line of duty is a small gesture of our…
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