Senator Peter MacGregor
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Dear Friend,

Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter. It's an honor to serve as your state senator. It's March and spring is near, and that means it's time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. As a proud Irishman, St. Patty's Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. It's a great day to celebrate our heritage with family and friends. If you choose to celebrate, be sure to wear green!

In this month's edition of the newsletter, you'll find stories about jobs training programs and programs for veterans, how to easily renew your boat registration, an update on last year's hunting season, and a report about our Great Lakes.

I hope you find the newsletter helpful. I'd love to hear your feedback, so if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or stop by my office if you're in Lansing.

Sláinte!

Peter MacGregor
State Senator
28th District
Room 715 Farnum Building
PO Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909-7536
senpmacgregor@senate.michigan.gov
1-855-347-8028 toll free
517-373-0797
www.SenatorPeterMacGregor.com
Senator Peter MacGregor
State Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, welcomed Senior Pastor Doug Bergsma of the Resurrection Life Church, in Rockford, to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday, March 3rd. Pastor Bergsma delivered the invocation before the start of the Senate session.

MacGregor supports expansion of job training program


It's a win for the Michigan economy when students can get training for skilled jobs and employers can get the qualified workers they need.

I recently supported Senate legislation that expands a statewide program where community colleges provide training for new jobs and graduates receive a competitive wage when they enter the workforce. The Michigan New Jobs Training Program (MNJTP) helps job providers collaborate with community colleges to create targeted training programs that eliminate the skills gap. Since it was created in 2008, the program has produced nearly 12,000 new jobs.

Senate Bills 69-71 have been sent to the Michigan House for consideration.

Veteran-Friendly Employer program


Skills acquired in the military are often hard to translate into a civilian resume. In addition, many employers are unaware of the value veterans can add to the companies that hire them.

That's why the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is recognizing organizations that are committed to recruiting, training and retaining top veteran talent. The Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer program helps connect veterans with employers who understand the value of their military training and discipline, so that more veterans can find a rewarding civilian career.

Find more information at www.MichiganVeterans.com/certifiedvetfriendlyemployers.

Renew your boat registration online


With spring on its way, it's never been easier to renew your watercraft registration! Visit www.ExpressSOS.com to renew - all that's required is the boat's registration number. In 2014, more than 47,000 watercraft renewals were submitted online. Boat owners can also renew by mail or at a Secretary of State branch office.

Michigan boasts nearly 900,000 registered watercraft. Registrations are issued for three years and expire on March 31 of the third year.

Michigan's 2014 hunt season-the safest on record!


For the first time, Michigan recorded no fatalities during all hunting seasons last year.

There were 10 injury incidents reported for the year and that tied with 2013 for the fewest number of incidents since the state started tracking them in the 1940s. With nearly 730,000 base licenses sold in 2014, the injury/fatality rate per license is .001 percent.

Law enforcement officials credit the state's hunter education as an important factor in the low number of hunting incidents. Find more information at www.michigan.gov/conservationofficers under Law Enforcement Reports.

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 1-855-347-8036 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.
Thank you for subscribing to my electronic newsletter! I am honored to represent you in the 28th Senate District of Michigan.

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Senator Peter MacGregor

715 Farnum Bldg. P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

Phone: (517) 373-0797

Email: SenPMacGregor@senate.michigan.gov
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