Monthly Archives: September 2012

Teaming Up with Connect Michigan to Increase Broadband

Connect Michigan has teamed up with local leaders to launch the Southwest Regional Broadband Initiative to help meet the Internet needs of area families and businesses. Continue reading

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Proos Talks Drop Out Recovery Program

State Senator John Proos is looking to set up a system for helping high school drop outs get back on track. This week, the Senate Education Committee approved a bill from Proos that sets up the number of instruction hours that a student in a drop out recovery program should receive. Meanwhile, there’s a House bill that lays out what school districts should include in their drop out recovery programs. Proos says that it serves the state’s interests to ensure that wayward young people at least complete high school. Continue reading

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Proos Praises Pledge of Allegiance Legislation

Public schools in Michigan will be required to offer the Pledge of Allegiance under legislation that’s now headed to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. Most states have such laws on the books, and State Senator John Proos says that it’s good that Michigan will now, too. Continue reading

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Cracking Down on Human Sex Trafficking

Human trafficking is the second-largest criminal industry in the world that devastates the lives of thousands of adults and children each year with a third of cases involving the sexual exploitation of a child.

Senate Bill 1213 would make the solicitation of a minor age 16 or 17 to commit prostitution or any other lewd or immoral act a felony punishable by imprisonment of up to five years, a fine of not more than $10,000 or both. Continue reading

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Bills Aim to Prevent Human Trafficking in Michigan

Legislation to help stop human sex trafficking in Michigan by strengthening the punishment for soliciting a minor to commit prostitution was approved by the Michigan Senate on Thursday. Senate Bill 1213 would make the solicitation of a minor age 16 or 17 to commit prostitution or any other lewd or immoral act a felony punishable by imprisonment of up to five years. State Senator John Proos says that this will help fight a crime that many people don’t often talk about. Continue reading

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Exercising Your Right to Vote Begins with Registering by Oct. 9

I want to encourage all Southwest Michigan residents to exercise their constitutional right to vote, which starts with ensuring you’re registered. Continue reading

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9-11 Will Always Be a Day that Unites Us as Americans

Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America.

While the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001 will forever be etched in our minds, it will also forever be a day that unites us as Americans. Continue reading

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