Monthly Archives: November 2012

Proposed Revision to Traffic Code Would Make Penalties for Child-Seat Violations Mandatory

There’s an interesting little traffic-related bill ticking away in Lansing that may close a loophole when it comes to child safety.

SB 1241 (which was passed by the Michigan Senate on Oct. 17) would not only make fines mandatory but would increase them to the range of $85 to $103.

The bill is being sponsored by Republican state Sen. John Proos, who represents most of Van Buren, Berrien and Cass counties in southwestern Michigan.
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Lame Duck Session

There’s a lot to be decided by the end of the year by state lawmakers. State Senator John Proos says the lame duck session is always interesting, as those who are leaving Lansing are freer to vote their conscience with no worries it will impact their re-election chances. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving a Time to Gather with Family and Give Thanks

Centuries ago, strengthened by faith and bound by a common desire for liberty a small band of pilgrims sought out a place in the New World where they could worship according to their own beliefs. These brave men and women risked their lives in order to seek the freedoms that we all enjoy today. Continue reading

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Honoring America’s Veterans for Protecting our Freedoms

America is the beacon of liberty and
hope in the world because it remains
the home of the brave.

We enjoy our freedoms and way
of life today because courageous
men and women have risked – and
continue to risk – their lives to defend
our great nation. Continue reading

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Concussion Awareness Bill Signed

Thousands of young people each year are impacted by concussions, which is why I am proud Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed my legislation to protect young athletes. Continue reading

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