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Updated Media Advisory: Senator Carl Levin, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman John Conyers, Cong »

"This Thursday, October 2nd, at 3:30PM Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow and Congressmen John Conyers, Sandy Levin, and Dan Kildee will campaign with Bobby McKenzie, the Democratic nominee for Michigan's 11th Congressional District.  The event will be held at UAW Local 182 in Livonia.   They will talk about why Bobby is the right choice for the 11th District:  his commitment to standing up for veterans, ensuring that women receive equal pay for equal work and have access to critical health services, protecting Social Security and Medicare, and improving public education so that our kids and workforce are prepared to succeed in high-tech, high wage jobs."

Grants available for dam removals and critical repairs »

"The Department of Natural Resources has announced that its Dam Management Grant Program is now open for proposals. The third year of this grant opportunity will provide $350,000 in fiscal year 2015 to address Michigan’s failing dam infrastructure through the funding of dam removals and critical repair/maintenance."

Senate approves Jones bill to protect women in domestic violence situations »

"LANSING—Sen. Rick Jones’ legislation designed to protect women in domestic violence situations who are seeking a divorce was approved Wednesday by the Michigan Senate."

U.S. Term Limits Defends Michigan from Legislative Attack on Term Limits Law »

"Palm Beach, FL— Anticipating a legislative attack on Michigan’s voter-approved term limits law, U.S. Term Limits initiated a series of informative mailers to constituents of potential term limits foes in the Michigan Legislature this week."

Senator Hopgood Introduces Much-Needed Legislation to Improve Oversight and Transparency of Charter »

"LANSING – Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor) introduced comprehensive legislation today designed to improve transparency and oversight of charter schools across the state. Hopgood’s legislation would adopt recommendations for charter school reform recently issued by the State Board of Education. The Board issued the recommendations after a series of articles by the Detroit Free Press shed light on serious problems with the laws governing charter schools in Michigan."

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