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Snyder Media Advisory for Wednesday, Oct. 7 »

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Stamas bill supports Critical Incident Stress Management teams »

"LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas, Roxanne Affholter of Michigan Crisis Response Association and Midland Fire Department Chief Chris Coughlin shared with members of the Senate Health Policy Committee on Tuesday about the need to support Michigan’s Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) teams."

Pine Rest President: Huizenga Leading On Mental Health Reform »

"While national in scope, the bill would support local West Michigan solutions to problems that are unique to West Michigan — problems that decrease our quality of life, and create unnecessary health care costs and present challenges in our workplaces.  Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, understands these local issues and is helping champion comprehensive mental health reform on the national level. Rep. Huizenga recently became a co-sponsor to the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act and is diligently working to make sure the local, West Michigan perspective is shared and helps inform national policy reform.  Passage of the act will reduce the number of headlines we see linking mental illness to tragic events, and will increase the headlines describing breakthroughs of care, access and innovations, and improved quality of life in West Michigan. Let’s support our national legislators who are working hard to find consensus around common-sense solutions to this fixable problem of inadequate access to quality behavioral health services."

Events Planned for Securing Mi Financial Future Month »

"LANSING – On October 1, 2015, Governor Snyder proclaimed October as “Securing Mi Financial Future Month” and encouraged Michigan residents to take advantage of free, non-commercial financial education events throughout the month.  Spearheaded by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), the Securing Mi Financial Future initiative will be holding several events across the state throughout the month. The first three events entitledBuilding Mi Financial Future are geared toward residents 18 years and older."

Senate panel approves Jones legislation to allow tax donations to American Red Cross »

"LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved measures sponsored Sen. Rick Jones to allow residents to make voluntary donations on their state tax returns to help support the American Red Cross in Michigan."

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