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Sen. Schmidt statement on Grand Traverse County disaster declaration

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, issued the following statement on Monday, after Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster for Grand Traverse County in the aftermath of severe storms that caused widespread damage on Aug. 2: “Grand Traverse County residents and public safety officials have done a tremendous job with…
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Shirkey says MI Supreme Court Case shows need for Medible Marijuana Legislation

LANSING, Mich. — The findings of a recent Michigan Supreme Court case demonstrate the need to clarify legislation regarding the use of medical marijuana according to State Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake). It was the Supreme Court’s ninth ruling on the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act in less than seven years, making it an issue the court…
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Schmidt monitoring cleanup efforts following severe storm, state assistance being considered

LANSING, Mich. – In the aftermath of the Aug. 2 storm that caused extensive damage throughout northern Michigan, state Sen. Wayne Schmidt said on Wednesday that he has been in contact with Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration about possible state cleanup and recovery assistance. Grand Traverse and neighboring counties declared local states of emergency after the…
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Sen. Schmidt announces August coffee hours

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Wayne Schmidt announced he will hold coffee hours in the 37th District this month. The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. No appointment is necessary. For more information or to…
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