Monthly Archives: September 2014

Legislation Advances to Link Employers to Worker Training

Legislation to connect unfilled jobs with classroom education and training has been approved unanimously by the Michigan Legislature and is on its way to the governor’s desk.

“Thousands of jobs throughout the state and in Southwest Michigan remain unfilled because employers cannot find enough workers with the necessary skills,” said Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, who sponsored the bill. Senate Bill 66 allows for the sharing of information between school districts and businesses that have job needs as well as providing students and their parents with information on what career and technical education (CTE) opportunities are available to them. Continue reading

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Free Mammograms Available

Among Michigan women, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths. Nearly everyone knows someone who has been impacted by this terrible disease.

I recently supported designating October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Michigan. Continue reading

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We Will Never Forget 9-11

The tragedy of September 11, 2001 will forever be etched in our minds.

However, it will also forever be a day that unites us as Americans.

It is a testament to the greatness of the American people that when our liberty is attacked, we come together to meet that challenge. Continue reading

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State Senator John Proos Talks Education Funding

The Michigan legislature may be currently in session, but lawmakers are also traveling around their districts preparing for the November elections. State Senator John Proos says he’s noticed that, as the campaigns heat up, the issue of education funding seems to be the one that everyone’s talking about the most. He told WKZO that state lawmakers have, in fact, been investing in education over the past couple of years, despite what some claim. Continue reading

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Exercising Your Right to Vote Begins with Registering by Oct. 6

Our country was founded on the revolutionary idea that our rights don’t come from our government, they are endowed upon us by our Creator. Our ability to choose our leaders makes us the beacon of liberty in the world.

I encourage all citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote. Exercising this right begins with ensuring you are registered to vote. Continue reading

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Michigan’s Comeback Outpacing the Nation

Our state economy grew by 2 percent last year, while the U.S. gross domestic product only expanded by 1.8 percent, according to a new federal report.

This is great news for everyone in our state and is another illustration of Michigan’s comeback. Our pro-jobs reforms have made Michigan a place that businesses want to invest in and create jobs. Continue reading

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