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Office Hours

I will be holding office hours with Representative Mark Huizenga on Friday, January 25th from 7:30 am - 9:00 am at Herman's Boy, 220 Northland Dr. NE, Rockford, MI.

I will be available to answer questions and respond to concerns any residents of the district may have. Office hours are a one-on-one meeting with constituents, and in order to see as many people as possible please keep the conversation to ten to fifteen minutes. If your question requires additional time, please contact my office to set up an appointment.

For more information or to contact my office, please visit SenatorPeterMacGregor.com or call 1-855-347-8028.

 
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MacGregor: Budget bill funds key projects

Michigan’s strong economy provided additional revenues, allowing the Legislature to direct more funds to some important projects late last year.

The supplemental budget bill allocated extra money for many of our priorities, including:

• Another $114 million in road funding;
• $52 million to help upgrade the Soo Locks;
• An added $20 million to tackle PFAS contamination;
• $25 million more for school safety grants; and
• $20 million to hire more Child Protective Services workers.

Another $100 million was added to the “rainy day” fund to beef up the state’s savings account. The new investments in transportation, public safety, schools and other areas will help improve the lives of all Michigan families.

The spending bill is now Public Act 618 of 2018.

 

New law signed to add qualified substitute teachers

Substitute teachers are in short supply in Michigan. In fact, the discipline is included on the state superintendent’s critical shortage list.

Legislation now signed into law makes more substitute teachers available in difficult-to-fill areas and improves public education. Public Act 418 of 2018 allows individuals with professional credentials and career expertise to substitute teach in a career tech education program. It also allows individuals younger than 22 years of age to substitute teach in high school; many student teachers are less than 22 years old and perform well. The new law takes effect on March 20, 2019.

Reserve campsites online

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Warm, sunny weather may seem far away in January, but it’s not too early to think about booking a campsite at a Michigan state park!

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds campers that many popular sites fill up early, especially those closer to the water. Campsite reservations can be made up to six months prior to the date of arrival online at www.midnrreservations.com.

2019 is the 100-year anniversary of Michigan state parks. Find more information on our natural and recreational treasures at www.michigan.gov/stateparks. A state recreation passport is needed for park entry; campsite fees are extra.

Prepare for state tax filing season

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While Michigan’s individual income tax season begins in late January, taxpayers can get a head start on viewing and downloading the state 2018 tax year forms and instructions at www.michigan.gov/taxes.

Taxpayers can e-file their state returns when tax season begins at the end of the month at www.mifastfile.org. The Department of Treasury reports that 84 percent of all Michigan taxpayers choose to e-file. Tax officials also note that commonly used paper forms will continue to be available at Treasury offices and most public libraries.

OUR DISTRICT

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The 28th Senate District

The 28th Senate District consists of the cities of Cedar Springs, Grandville, Rockford, Walker, Wyoming city, and the townships of Algoma, Alpine, Byron, Cannon, Courtland, Grattan, Nelson, Oakfield, Plainfield, Solon, Sparta, Spencer, Tyrone, and Vergennes in Kent County.

Contact Me

Serving the constituents of the 28th Senate district is very important to me and I encourage you to contact me with any state issues. You may contact me by calling toll-free 1-855-347-8028 or emailing senpmacgregor@senate.michigan.gov.

I look forward to serving you, and I encourage you to contact me if I can assist you in any way or if you have an idea to help move our state forward.

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Senator Peter MacGregor
S-132 Capitol Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

 
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