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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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Sen. Dale Zorn honored as Habitat for Humanity of Michigan’s 2014 Public Official of the Year

LANSING—Sen. Dale W. Zorn was named Habitat for Humanity of Michigan’s 2014 Public Official of the Year at the organization’s banquet in Lansing on April 21. “It is an honor to receive this award from Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, which does so much to build and remodel affordable homes for low-income Michigan families,” said…
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Stamas announces office hours in Alpena and Oscoda on May 4

LANSING—Sen. Jim Stamas announced Monday that his staff will conduct office hours in Alpena and Oscoda on Monday, May 4. The office hours are open to residents to express their opinions or concerns about state government or to request assistance with a state issue. The Alpena office hours will be held on from 11 a.m.…
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Detroit News op-ed column: RFRA provides no license to discriminate

The following guest column was printed by the Detroit News on April 7, 2015. The piece can also be read online at detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2015/04/07/shirkey-rfra-needed-michigan/25372243.                                                                                                                                         Shirkey: RFRA provides no license to discriminate…
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