Monthly Archives: October 2013

State Senate Approves Bill to Help Veterans Get Job Certification

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved legislation to allow returning veterans to get credit for the skills and experience they acquired through military service for purposes of professional licenses in certain fields. Continue reading

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State Tax Dollars Should Stay in Michigan to Support Michigan Jobs

Michigan spends more than $30 billion annually on goods and services, and using state businesses to meet our needs can improve efficient use of taxpayer dollars, boost our economy and create jobs. That is why I co-sponsored a bill to … Continue reading

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Van Buren County Gets Grant For Swift and Sure

WSJM – Radio Jason Scott Reporting The Swift and Sure Probation Program is expanding. State Senator John Proos says Van Buren County has accepted a $250,000 grant to set it up, making it the third county in Southwest Michigan to … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Abuse Summit Held in Lansing

WSJM – Radio Michael Arney Reporting A two-day summit on combating prescription drug abuse wraps up Wednesday in Lansing. State Senator John Proos calls it an epidemic that’s a growing problem. State, local and national leaders are joining with Michigan … Continue reading

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Proos Talks Broadband Expansion in Michigan

Michigan lawmakers on Thursday listened in on a discussion about expanding broadband internet access to new areas in the the state. Continue reading

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Proos Visits Michigan Women’s Commission, Talks Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the world’s second largest criminal industry and a major problem in Michigan, according to state Senator John Proos. Continue reading

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Van Buren County Students Go to Lansing For Student Technology Day

It was Student Technology Day at the State Capitol Wednesday, and some Van Buren County youths were there to show off some of the work they’ve been doing. State Senator John Proos says that he invited the kids up from South Haven’s Baseline Middle School and North Shore Elementary to show what technology related projects they’ve been working on in class. Continue reading

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