Monthly Archives: August 2010

Proos Offers Tips to Protect Residents Against Eastern Equine Encephalitis

As the Michigan Department of Community Health confirmed a third case of the mosquito-borne disease Eastern Equine Encephalitis, state Reps. John Proos and Tonya Schuitmaker offered tips to protect families from this serious infection. Continue reading

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Auditor General Sites Department of Community Health Questionable Spending

Due to waste, fraud and abuse, over the last two years, state departments have questionably spent nearly $5 billion in taxpayer funding. Continue reading

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Proos Looks into Pre-paid Funeral Scams

In light of charges the Legacy Family Funeral Home bilked money from a pre-paid funeral account, today State Rep. John Proos called on the director of the state’s Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth. Continue reading

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Pattern of Mismanaged Spending

The nonpartisan auditor general has uncovered a pattern of mismanagement and waste in two of Michigan’s largest state departments.

Last October, I told you about more than $800 million in questionable expenditures from the Department of Human Services.

At the time, this was the fourth such report highlighting serious concerns that went unaddressed by the department. Continue reading

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Proos Wins in a Landslide

Having campaigned on his experience in Lansing as a veteran lawmaker, state Rep. John Proos won the Republican primary election for State Senate on Tuesday by a large margin, defeating challenger Todd Griffee of Niles. Continue reading

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