Senator Michele Hoitenga's Press Releases

Sen. Hoitenga seeks to restore local control over land use for wind, solar energy production

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michele Hoitenga on Thursday introduced legislation to repeal new sections of state law giving the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) zoning authority over local units of government as part of radical energy policy reforms enacted by Lansing Democrats and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year. “The lack of respect for the will of the people and blatant disregard for local communities imposed by

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Sen. Hoitenga welcomes wounded Army veteran, Gaylord native to Capitol for Memorial Day event

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michele Hoitenga on Thursday welcomed U.S. Army Major Jonathan Turnbull and his wife Samantha to the state Capitol as her special guests for the Senate’s 29th Annual Memorial Day Service to honor Michigan’s fallen service members. “The United States remains the home of the free because of brave men and women like Major Turnbull, who serve selflessly in our armed forces,” said

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Hoitenga, Senate Republicans oppose unprecedented AG legal attack on oil and gas industry

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michele Hoitenga on Thursday sent a letter, signed by the full Senate Republican Caucus, to Attorney General Dana Nessel opposing a state lawsuit against oil and gas companies. “The people of Michigan elected the attorney general to do a job on their behalf, not to hijack the office in pursuit of her own political agenda,” said Hoitenga, R-Manton. “This misguided lawsuit is

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Sen. Hoitenga: Dem budget plan fails to prioritize Michigan’s needs

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, on Wednesday voiced criticism that the Senate Democrats’ 2025 fiscal year budget fails to adequately address the needs of Michiganders. “After looting the state’s historic $9 billion budget surplus last year, Democrats have pushed forward a spending plan propped up by a $700 million income tax hike, $670 million raid on the teacher pension fund, and 1,200% trash tax

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Sen. Hoitenga backs GOP plan to encourage future economic growth in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michele Hoitenga on Wednesday introduced legislation to restore prohibitions against state agencies imposing regulations that are stricter than federal rules as part of a larger plan introduced by Senate Republicans to encourage economic growth in Michigan. “Unnecessary heavy-handed government red tape discourages new business owners and is a roadblock to those who would otherwise want to relocate to our wonderful state,” said

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Sen. Hoitenga will host district office hour in West Branch on March 25

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, will host a local in-district office hour on Monday, March 25, to hear from residents and provide updates from the Legislature. The senator will meet with constituents from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Logger’s Depot, 314 W. Houghton Ave. in West Branch. Office hours are open to all residents of the 36th District to express their opinions or concerns

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