Senator Michele Hoitenga's Press Releases
Sen. Hoitenga welcomes 36th District Navy veteran to Capitol for annual Memorial Day remembrance
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, on Thursday welcomed retired U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Susan Marcum to the state Capitol as her special guest for the Senate’s 28th Annual Memorial Day Service to honor Michigan’s fallen service members.
Sen. Hoitenga will host local office hours in May
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, has announced she will hold a series of office hours across the 36th Senate District on May 19 and 26. The senator will meet with constituents at the following times and locations — no appointments are necessary: Friday, May 19 11 a.m. — noon Markey Township Hall 7400 E. Houghton Lake Drive Houghton Lake 1:30 — 2:30 p.m. Au
Sen. Hoitenga: Anti-gun proposals will ‘greatly burden the individual’s right to self-defense’
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, released the following statement Thursday after a package of bills designed to restrict gun rights was passed in the Senate: “These initiatives will do a couple of things very well. They will greatly burden the individual’s right to self-defense, and they will avoid targeting any issue that could actually alleviate violence and tragedy. Unfortunately, these are not good
Sen. Hoitenga criticizes partisan Right to Work repeal, restoration of prevailing wage
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, released the following statement Tuesday after the Senate Democrats repealed Michigan’s Right to Work law and restored prevailing wage requirements: “Right to Work provided Michigan workers with freedom and choices in the labor market that were previously denied to them. It is not a coincidence that our state’s economy has grown over the past decade since its adoption.
Sen. Hoitenga votes against scheme to stop automatic tax cuts
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga on Thursday voted against a partisan effort that has been rushed by Democrats to divert billions of tax dollars into corporate handouts and stop an automatic income tax rollback for all Michiganders. “This bill has been shamefully fast-tracked through the Legislature without hearings, without transparency and with stifled debate,” said Hoitenga, R-Manton. “Its proponents seem to think one-time $180
Sen. Hoitenga introduces legislation to save Michiganders $380M, repeal state tax on residential energy usage
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga on Wednesday introduced legislation that would save Michiganders an estimated $380 million a year by canceling the state tax charged on residential energy usage. “We as legislators have a responsibility to ensure government isn’t making it more difficult for Michiganders to meet the basic needs of heating their homes and keeping their lights on,” said Hoitenga, R-Manton. “The state