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Statement from State Representative Stat...

LANSING — Tonight, House Democrats voted to protect the earned health care benefits of Michigan’s retired first responders. Last week, hundreds of police officers and firefighters rallied against proposals which could have gutted health care for local heroes. Today, the recommendation of House Democrats to implement the reforms of the bipartisan Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force was accepted. While these benefits are now protected, communities in the state continue to struggle with chronic underfunding of local budgets. In response, state Rep....
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Preserving Our State’s History By Sen. W...

Preserving our state’s history By Sen. Wayne Schmidt 37th Senate District Since 1837, Michigan has been the home of several sites that are relevant to either the state’s or our nation’s history. For 180 years, the state has worked to maintain such sites and make sure we keep them alive to serve as a visual, tangible avenue into our past. Because of their age, many of these facilities are in poor condition, and it is often very costly and involved to repair them. This is due to the fact that when maintenance is done on such facilities, the company performing the job...
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Michigan Drivers Lose in No-Fault Reform...

Michigan drivers continue to pay the highest auto insurance premiums in the nation LANSING – The Insurance Alliance of Michigan (IAM) today noted that it is Michigan drivers who lost more than $1 billion a year when the House in yesterday’s late-night session couldn’t pass reforms to the state’s broken, outdated no-fault law. “The failed attempt to reform the state’s no-fault law will ensure that drivers in Michigan continue to pay some of the highest auto insurance premiums in the country,” said Pete Kuhnmuench, executive director of the Insurance Alliance of Michigan....
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Stabenow Statement Following Meeting at ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement after meeting with President Trump and other members of the Senate Finance Committee to discuss the Republican tax proposal: “I support tax reform that simplifies our tax code, puts more money back into the pockets of hardworking families and small business owners, and spurs job creation in Michigan. During today’s meeting, I expressed concerns that the Republican tax proposal would give 80% of the benefits to the top 1% percent, take away important tax incentives for Michigan...
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Senator Stabenow Introduces Bipartisan B...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 17th — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry joined her Agriculture Committee colleague U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to strengthen the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – an innovative approach to conservation authored by Senator Stabenow in the 2014 Farm Bill. The bipartisan Regional Conservation Partnership Program Improvement Act will provide more resources for partners to expand the reach of conservation projects, while cutting red-tape...
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Stabenow Statement on Republican Tax Pro...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, released a statement on the Republican tax proposal: “Our tax code shouldn’t be so complicated that you need to buy a computer program or hire an accountant to file your taxes. I support reform that simplifies our tax code, puts more money back into the pockets of hardworking families, helps small businesses, and spurs job creation in Michigan. I am concerned that today’s proposal would give most of the benefits to those at the top and would take away important tax...