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State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, stands in front of the state Capitol with Petty Officer Second Class Brett Holt of Saginaw Township. Holt served in the U.S. Navy from 1983 to 1994 and was Horn's guest for the Michigan Senate's 27th Annual Memorial Day Service Thursday morning.
May 26th 2022
State Sen Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, stands on the Capitol steps with Michigan Army National Guard veteran Jessica Wright prior to the Michigan Senate's annual Memorial Day Service. Wright was Outman's guest for the ceremony.
May 26th 2022
William Jancha stands with Sen. Kim LaSata at the rostrum on the Senate floor during his visit to the state Capitol. The second grader from St. Joseph won LaSata's March is Reading Month literacy challenge and was invited to join her as a junior senator for the day.
May 26th 2022
State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, listens as Lapeer County Prosecutor John Miller testifies before the Senate Committee on Judiciary Wednesday morning in support of Daley's legislation to improve safety measures in the state's prisons.
May 11th 2022
Gabe Schneider, who spoke on behalf of Northwestern Michigan College's Great Lakes Maritime Academy, which is in Schmidt's district, testifies in support of Senate Bills 743-746 and House Bill 5291.
March 4th 2022
Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Niles, testifies before the Senate Committee on Finance in support of her legislation to help aspiring new farmers in the state of Michigan. Also pictured is Mitch Kline (back right), who is a first-generation farmer and representative of Michigan Farm Bureau's State Young Farmer Committee. Kline also testified before the committee in support of LaSata's legislation.
February 16th 2022
Sens. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, and Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, on Wednesday welcomed survivors of the Harbor Springs Holy Childhood Indian boarding school and their families to the Michigan Senate as the lawmakers introduced legislation to include lessons on Indian boarding schools in the state's recommended curriculum standards.
February 16th 2022
Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Coloma, presents an honorary legislative tribute to Cheri and Eric Heward honoring the company as the senator's most recent Small Business of the Month award recipient.
February 1st 2022
Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Coloma, presents an honorary legislative tribute to President and CEO of Lyons Industries Lance Lyons honoring the company as the senator's most recent Small Business of the Month award recipient and recognizing their generations-long success and dedication to the community.
December 10th 2021
Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Coloma, presents AJ Glowacki, who owns The Garden Ice Arena in St. Joseph with his wife Becky, with her Small Business of the Month award.
October 25th 2021
State Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Coloma, presented Lake Side Fit Owner Lacey Lucas with an honorary tribute recognizing not only her business but her hard work and dedication to health, fitness and her community.
August 6th 2021
State Sen Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, stands in his office with U.S. Army veteran Terry Kunst from the 33rd District. Kunst and his wife, Diane, were Outman's guests for the Senate's annual Memorial Day Ceremony Tuesday morning.
June 15th 2021
State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, stands with Rep. Timothy Beson (left) and Vietnam War veteran Keith D. Markstrom (center) in front of the state Capitol during the Senate's annual Memorial Day Service Tuesday morning. Markstrom was Daley's guest at the event.
June 15th 2021
State Sen. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, stands outside of the state Capitol with Paw Paw-area veteran Robert Adams. Adams was Nesbitt's guest at the Senate's annual Memorial Day Ceremony Tuesday morning.
June 15th 2021
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, stands outside of the Michigan Capitol with Airforce Master Sgt. Alonzo Gillette before the Senate's annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Veterans from across the state travel to Lansing to honor the nation's fallen soldiers.
June 15th 2021
State Sens. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, stops for a photo with Michigan Sugar Queen Shaelynn Lavrack and Court Attendant Haley Bell on the Senate floor. Also joining them was Sen. Kevin Daley (middle right) and Reps. Amos O'Neal (far left) and Timothy Beson (far right).
June 9th 2021
State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, presents a state seal to Russ Adams, director of Lapeer County EMS honoring the commitment he and his team have to their profession.
May 26th 2021
Sen. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, stops for a photo with members of the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services after the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee meeting on Thursday. The committee approved Senate Resolution 51, which would acknowledge May 16-22, 2021, as EMS Week in the state of Michigan.
May 21st 2021
State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, was joined by Tom Langan (left) and Paul Abromaitis, owners of Hideaway Lanes in Almont, before the Senate Committee on Finance on Wednesday as they testified in support of legislation Daley sponsored that would help struggling businesses recoup certain losses resulting from the state-ordered shutdowns.
May 12th 2021
Photo caption: State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum and Jillene Verdier listen as Tammy Smith (left) testifies before the Senate Committee on Health Policy and Human Services in support of Daley's legislation, Senate Bills 155 and 156 Thursday afternoon. Martin and Verdier are both members of the Michigan Chapter of T1 International, a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to promoting accessibility to insulin for people with diabetes.
March 19th 2021
State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, is joined by Mike Pergande of American Legion Post 18 in Bay City (right) and Jim Smith of American Legion Post 457 in North Branch, who traveled to Lansing to testify in support of two bills sponsored by Daley that would provide relief to certain community organizations that suffered as a result of the COVID-19 closures.
March 9th 2021
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, tours the Bavarian Inn Lodge with Vice President Martha Zehnder Kaczynski as she talks about sacrifices they have had to make and the creative ways they have managed to safely serve customers and provide peace of mind for their employees.
February 3rd 2021
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, discusses the changes made during the pandemic with Bill Parlberg, president and COO of the world-famous Zehnder's of Frankenmuth. Like many restaurant presidents, Bill and his team are proud of the measures they have put in place that have allowed them to maintain a safe atmosphere, and he said he looks forward to seeing people walk back through the door.
February 3rd 2021
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, speaks with Jamie Furbush, president and CEO of the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce, about what the pandemic and shutdowns have meant for the community of Frankenmuth and businesses across the state.
February 3rd 2021
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, walks the showroom floor of Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland and discusses with President and CEO Wayne Bronner the measures the world's largest Christmas store has taken to keep both their customers and employees safe.
February 3rd 2021
State Sen. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, arrives at his desk with his daughter Catherine ready for the opening day of the 2021-2022 legislative term.
January 13th 2021
Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, joins Muskegon Area Intermediate School District Superintendent John Severson before the Senate Committee on Appropriations as Severson testifies in support of Bumstead's legislation, Senate Bill 1052.
September 30th 2020
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, discusses the budget with Senate Appropriations Chairman Jim Stamas, R-Midland, on the Senate floor as negotiations were being finalized Wednesday afternoon.
September 24th 2020
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, discusses the budget with Senate Appropriations Chairman Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Senate Majority Floor Leader Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, on the Senate floor as negotiations were being finalized Wednesday afternoon.
September 24th 2020
Traverse City resident Owen Schneider enjoys riding his bike on the trails at Grand Traverse Commons. The photo was taken by his father Gabe - who says the two of them often enjoy time together at Grand Traverse Commons and they look forward to the future of the property.
September 22nd 2020

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