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Senator Thomas A. Albert

Sen. Albert questions MEDC on Genesee community impact

Sen. Albert raises concerns during this week’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on a proposed megasite location in Mundy Township. Has the state learned nothing from its mistakes in Marshall? (June 12, 2024)

Senator Joseph Bellino

Sen. Bellino: Recognizing Alcoholics Anonymous Day

Senator Joseph Bellino speaks in support of his resolution to recognize June 10, 2024 as Alcoholics Anonymous Day in the state of Michgian. (June 5, 2024)

Senator Jon Bumstead

Sen. Bumstead: Recognizing Wetland Conservation Week

Senator Jon Bumstead is joined by Senators Joe Bellino and John Damoose to support a resolution to designate January 28 through February 3, 2024, as Wetland Conservation Week and to recognize Ducks Unlimited, Inc. on their achievements in habitat conservation. (January 10, 2024)

Senator Kevin Daley

Sen. Daley Gives the Invocation

Senator Kevin Daley gives the invocation at the beginning of session on June 4, 2024.

Senator John Damoose

Sen. Damoose Gives the Invocation

Senator John Damoose gives the invocation at the beginning of session on June 5, 2024.

Senator Roger Hauck

Sen. Hauck: Stop Costly Mandates on State Construction Projects

ALERT: Democrats in Lansing just passed a bill which would dramatically increase construction costs on state building projects by limiting who can bid them. This new mandate – quietly slipped into the budget – would require every person on a state building construction job site go through a federally registered apprenticeship program. Electricians, plumbers, laborers, carpenters, painters, and even people sweeping floors would no longer be able to bid on jobs unless they completed or are enrolled in an apprenticeship program. This will even impact people who have been doing these projects for decades because if their program wasn’t federally registered or if their trade didn’t require an apprenticeship they can no longer bid. Look I’m all for apprenticeship programs. They’re a great tool and I would recommend them to anyone. But mandating this will increase the cost of state buildings dramatically. This was put in the budget as a handout to the unions, but from my understanding many union shops won’t even be able to comply because not all of their members have gone through a federally recognized apprenticeship program. Unfortunately, my amendment to remove this was defeated on a party line vote. (May 14, 2024)

Senator Michele Hoitenga

Sen. Hoitenga Stands Up for Women and Mothers

Senator Michele Hoitenga speaks in support of her amendment to Senate Bill 351, which simply specifies that this legislation related to producing breast milk respectfully applies to women. (October 18, 2023)

Senator Mark Huizenga

Sen. Huizenga: Michigan's Recovering Sturgeon Population

Senator Mark Huizenga and Dr. Stephanie Ogren discuss efforts at the Grand Rapids Public Museum to protect Michigan’s sturgeon population and educate the public about this interesting species, which makes the Grand River its home throughout its lifespan.

Senator Ruth Johnson

Sen. Johnson: Stripping Away Ability to Address Fraud in Our Elections

In her no vote explanation for Senate Bills 603 and 604, Senator Ruth Johnson warns that this legislation would strip away the county canvassers ability to address fraud in our elections in the event of a recount. (April 30, 2024)

Senator Dan Lauwers

Sen. Lauwers Celebrates "March is Reading Month" 2023

Senator Dan Lauwers celebrates “March is Reading Month” by reading from “Sleep Tight Farm,” by Eugenie Doyle.

Senator Jonathan Lindsey

Sen. Lindsey: Protect Preschool Providers

Senator Jonathan Lindsey speaks in support of his amendment to Senate Bill 751, which would help preschool providers who would otherwise be harmed by the budget as written. (May 15, 2024)

Senator Ed McBroom

Sen. McBroom: Crisis at Michigan's Correctional Facilities

Senator Ed McBroom continues to sound the alarm on the state of Michigan’s correctional facilities, with some prisons staffed at just 40% and some employees averaging 120-hour work weeks. It’s no wonder Michigan is losing corrections employees to neighboring states that offer better hours and benefits. (April 10, 2024)

Senator Aric Nesbitt

Sen. Nesbitt: Stronger Borders, Safer Communities

To combat the effects of Biden’s open border crisis, Senate Republicans want to eliminate sanctuary cities and crack down on those who smuggle fentanyl into our communities.

Senator Rick Outman

Sen. Outman: DHHS Budget Misses the Mark

“We have a duty to state taxpayers.” Senator Rick Outman gives his no vote explanation for Senate Bill 767, calling it a good start that ultimately misses the mark. (May 14, 2024)

Senator Jim Runstead

Sen. Runestad: This is an outrage!

In a floor statement, Senator Jim Runestad condemns Senate Bill 603 for stripping the Board of Canvassers of their ability to investigate election fraud. (June 18, 2024)

Senator Lana Theis

Sen. Theis: Recognize "End Jew-Hatred" Day

Senator Lana Theis speaks in support of Senate Resolution 113, which recognizes April 29, 2024 as “End Jew-Hatred” Day in Michigan. (April 30, 2024)

Senator Roger Victory

Sen. Victory honors 2022 Flag Day

Michigan State Senator Roger Victory honors 2022 Flag Day.

Senator Michael Webber

Sen. Webber: Come Together to End Senseless Violence

Senator Michael Webber expresses his grief and extends support to the victims and families affected by the shooting at the Rochester Hills splash pad. (June 18, 2024)

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