Monthly Archives: February 2013

Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Would Help Reduce Gas Prices

As gas prices approach $4 a gallon, Southwest Michigan families need some relief at the pump. There is a solution to meet our needs, reduce prices and also create jobs – but it is still awaiting federal approval.

The Keystone XL pipeline project can supply the energy to a recovering economy, reduce the amount of Middle East oil imports and create thousands of construction and manufacturing jobs. Continue reading

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Honored to be Named Legislator of the Year by Michigan Police Chiefs

Throughout my time in public service, I have worked to improve Michigan’s economy, create jobs and ensure our government fulfills its core function of keeping our families safe.

As a father, I take my responsibility to heart. That is why I was especially honored to be named Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP). Continue reading

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Michigan’s Winter Free Fishing Weekend Set for Feb. 16-17

Michigan offers two weekends each year when Southwest Michigan families and out-of-state visitors can get together and enjoy some of the world’s best fishing – at no charge.

This year’s Winter Free Fishing Weekend is Feb. 16-17. Continue reading

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Bill Would Let the Voters Decide About a Part-Time Legislature

As we look to support key priorities while balancing our state budget, I think it is unfair to ask residents to do more with less and not have lawmakers take a serious look at going to a part-time legislature.

Having Michigan join the other 40 states with part-time legislatures would save taxpayer dollars and shrink the overall size of government.

I recently introduced a proposal in the Senate that would let voters decide whether the legislature should become part-time, working no more than 90 days per year. Continue reading

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