Michigan Senate Republicans Press Releases


Senator Ed McBroom

**PHOTO ADVISORY** McBroom welcomes Munising High School boys basketball team to Capitol

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township, on Thursday welcomed the Munising High School boys basketball team to the Capitol. The Mustangs will play Marine City’s Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School on Thursday evening in the Division 4 state semi-finals at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center in East Lansing. ### Editor’s note: The above photograph of McBroom and the team is available by clicking

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Bumstead bill would expand worker compensation benefit for part-time police officers, volunteer firefighters

LANSING, Mich. — Part-time police officers and volunteer firefighters would receive expanded worker’s compensation benefits under a bill introduced Thursday by state Sen. Jon Bumstead. “Many of the same challenges and dangers are faced by our police officers and firefighters, regardless of whether they work full-time, part-time or volunteer,” said Bumstead, R-North Muskegon. “All of these brave men and women put their lives on the line

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Theis calls on Whitmer to resubmit budget with prevailing wage reinstatement

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Lana Theis on Tuesday offered an amendment to Democrat legislation reinstating prevailing wage in Michigan that would have required Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to resubmit a budget recommendation that accurately accounts for the increased budgetary costs associated with the pro-union policy. “The wisdom in repealing prevailing wage 10 years ago was that Michigan taxpayers would no longer be overcharged for constructing schools, roads,

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Senate approves bipartisan effort to help guardians who care for tribal children

LANSING, Mich. — Bipartisan legislation sponsored by state Sens. John Damoose, R- Harbor Springs and Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, to expand access to the Guardianship Assistance Program was approved by the Senate on Wednesday. Among other things, the legislation would ensure Native American children can benefit from guardianship assistance on an equal basis, and support more children being permanently placed with guardians in order to give

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Sen. Albert schedules local office hours for Kent, Ionia county constituents

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Thomas Albert has scheduled in-district office hours to meet with the public at two locations on Friday, March 31. The times and locations for the office hours are: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Biggby Coffee, 11826 Fulton St. E. in Lowell. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lake Odessa Community Library, 1007 Fourth Ave. in Lake Odessa. Office hours are open

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Senator Aric Nesbitt

Nesbitt blasts partisan legislation to kill fair competition, cost taxpayers more

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township, issued the following statement Tuesday after partisan legislation to reinstate prevailing wage requirements in Michigan was sent to the governor to be signed: “Studies have shown time and time again that prevailing wage laws cost taxpayers millions more for roads, bridges and schools each year. This heavy-handed government favoritism will benefit few and harm our shared

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