Senator Michele Hoitenga's Press Releases

Sen. Hoitenga encourages public participation in Consumers Energy meetings on dam futures

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga on Thursday urged residents to participate in a series of community meetings that Consumers Energy will host to discuss the futures of several hydroelectric dams located along the Au Sable and Manistee rivers in Northern Michigan. “This is an opportunity for local residents to have their voices heard,” said Hoitenga, R-Manton. More than 1,700 community members, organizations, and municipal

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Child care workers could use local law enforcement offices for fingerprinting services under Hoitenga legislation

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga on Thursday introduced a bill to provide more options for those who need their fingerprints taken for employment at child care centers. Currently, potential child care workers must use the services of a state-approved third-party contractor. Senate Bill 469 would allow them to be fingerprinted at a local law enforcement agency or county sheriff’s office. “The need for parents

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Hoitenga bill would allow all valid CPL holders to carry inside the state Capitol

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga on Thursday introduced legislation to allow for anyone with a valid concealed pistol license to carry while inside the Michigan Capitol. The Michigan State Capitol Commission voted Aug. 16 to implement new security procedures to ban guns within the Capitol and install weapons detection systems at each building entrance. Under the commission’s rules, current legislators who possess a valid

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Sen. Hoitenga criticizes Capitol Commission’s gun ban

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, released the following statement Wednesday after the Michigan State Capitol Commission voted to ban all weapons from the state Capitol with the only exception being for current House and Senate lawmakers who have a concealed carry permit: “Law-abiding citizens shouldn’t be forced to give up their rights when visiting their state Capitol. Concealed carry permit holders receive state-licensed

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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

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