Monthly Archives: June 2010

Small Business Group Names Proos Legislator of the Year

More endorsements this week in a number of Southwest Michigan political races. Continue reading

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Police Show Support for Proos

State Rep. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, candidate for the 21st State Senate seat, has earned multiple endorsements from local and county officials and state law enforcement organizations. Continue reading

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Choosing Jobs Over Bureaucracy

As chair of the Jobs Task Force, one of the main concerns I heard from businesses across the state was state government over regulation. As a representative of Southwest Michigan, I see businesses leave our state all the time — … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Renew Calls for Action on the Asian Carp After Recent Find

Michigan lawmakers are expressing concern over this week’s discovery of an Asian carp just six miles from Lake Michigan. It was announced on Wednesday that a 20-pound bighead carp was found in Lake Calumet, near Chicago. That’s beyond the electronic barriers that were set up to keep the fish from getting too close to the Great Lakes, and State Representative John Proos says this just shows that state leaders were right when they called for more decisive action to prevent the carp from getting here. Continue reading

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Identifying State Savings

The Michigan budget deficit has grown to nearly $1.8 billion for next year. Some lawmakers want to address this by raising taxes, I disagree. Continue reading

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Farmers’ Market Legislation Passes the House

Bipartisan legislation to allow Michigan families to enjoy homemade food from local roadside stands and farmers’ markets is headed to the state Senate, after it was unanimously approved by the Michigan House today. Continue reading

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Legislation Could Lessen Restrictions for Roadside Stand Owners

New Michigan legislation may make it easier for roadside stands, farmers’ markets and small producers to grow their businesses.

Rep. John Proos, R-St. Joseph has sponsored House Bill 5280 to lessen Michigan Department of Agriculture restrictions for food production. Continue reading

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