Senator Michele Hoitenga's Press Releases

Sen. Hoitenga stands against bill to remove voters’ voice in inland lake level management

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga on Wednesday said no to legislation to remove voter decision making over certain special assessments for inland lake districts. “While there is a real need to address the issues caused by the impact of weather on fluctuating lake levels, this legislation goes too far by circumventing the voice of the voters living in these special assessment districts,” said Hoitenga,

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Sen. Hoitenga introduces bill supporting Stronger Borders, Safer Communities plan to protect Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga on Wednesday introduced Senate Bill 725 as part of a larger package offered by Senate Republicans to enforce U.S. immigration laws in Michigan and better protect local communities from President Joe Biden’s growing border crisis. “The sheer number of illegal migrants pouring into the country under President Joe Biden’s open border policies has made it so that every state

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Sen. Hoitenga: Governor’s partisan agenda is hurting Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, on Wednesday released the following statement concerning Michigan’s economic outlook after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2024 State of the State address: “Gov. Whitmer likes to use the phrase bipartisanship, but that has been nonexistent here in Michigan over the past year. Of the 342 projects in the state’s most recent budget, nearly 90% of the money was sent to

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Hoitenga: Dem energy bills are big government at its worst

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga , R-Manton, on Wednesday released the following statement after voting against extreme Democrat legislation to radically alter Michigan’s energy policy and give Lansing bureaucrats power to override local zoning authorities: “It has been made clear by the speed at which Democrats have forced these partisan bills through the Legislature and the lobbyists representing wind turbine and solar panel companies

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Sen. Hoitenga blasts bills to raise water rates across the state

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michele Hoitenga on Tuesday criticized a series of bills presented before a Senate panel to create a statewide income-based water affordability program funded through a new monthly fee on every water customer in the state. “People shouldn’t be taxed, or forced to pay more, in order to subsidize other people’s water bills,” said Hoitenga, R-Manton. “Government mandates to further drive up

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Hoitenga Alpena News Op-Ed: Energy policy should improve, not dim

By Michele Hoitenga 36th Senate District If the best energy and environmental policies came from focus-group taglines like “Michigan’s Green New Deal” and “100% clean energy mandates,” then a series of bills Democrats are pushing through the state Senate at the direction of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would have unanimous support. But it doesn’t. And they don’t. From higher prices to less reliability, it is struggling Michigan

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