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Friday, June 15, 2018
Proos’ STEM certification, ‘hot jobs’ bills sent to governor  LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Legislature on Tuesday finalized Sen. John Proos’ legislation to ensure students are provided with important career information and get a leg up on earning a job in a high-skilled career or continuing their education.   “These measures are about helping students succeed by ensuring they get all the ...read more
Categories: Education, Economic, Political
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
LANSING, Mich. —Sen. John Proos on Tuesday supported a finalized fiscal year 2019 state budget that increases investments in key priorities, including educating Michigan students and improving the roads.   “This budget builds on our success to energize our economy and help create jobs while keeping our communities and ensuring every Michigan student gets an education that prepares them for ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Proos on Thursday voted for Senate reforms to the Michigan auto no-fault insurance law.   “Drivers in Michigan are currently paying the nation’s highest car insurance rates — more than twice the premiums paid by Indiana drivers,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “As a border senator, I know all too well the terrible impact our sky-high insurance costs have on the choices that ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, Economic
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Lansing — Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature on Wednesday repealed the state’s prevailing wage mandate, capping a three-year battle over a law that required contractors to pay union wages and benefits on state-funded construction projects. The measure was sent to lawmakers through a petition drive designed to bypass a veto threat from GOP Gov. Rick Snyder, who has said a repeal could hurt ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
LANSING, Mich. —Sen. John Proos, chairman of the Senate subcommittees for the Judiciary and Department of Corrections budgets, on Wednesday announced that agreements on the two budgets focus on protecting public safety and improving efficiency.   “We were able to save taxpayer dollars and still continue to invest in effective, evidence-based programs that are already working to achieve better ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Political