Senator Peter MacGregor


I am hosting a “Senior Brigade” Michigan Consumer Education Presentation on Monday, October 24th at 1 pm at the Byron Township Community Center, 2120 76th Street SW, Byron Center, MI 49315. This Senior Brigade is presented by the Office of the Attorney General, and will consist of two 45 minute presentations on Identity theft and Phone, mail, and e-Scams. No RSVP's necessary.  I look forward to seeing you there!

MacGregor supports bill to help students improve reading

Reading is fundamental to academic and future success. Students with poor reading skills are less likely to go to college, even to graduate from high school.

I recently supported legislation to make sure students receive the early reading intervention services they need to help them read at grade level by the end of third grade. If reading skills lag at that age, it becomes more and more difficult for them to catch up in later years. Under the legislation, schools would be required to assess the reading skills of K-3 students, provide individual reading improvement plans and use early literacy coaches. Parental involvement is an important part of this process.

Starting in the 2019-20 school year, some students would not automatically be promoted to fourth grade if they are more than one grade level behind the third-grade reading proficiency level, although “good cause” exemptions could be granted.

Third grade is considered a pivotal time because it is the last year students “learn to read” before they “read to learn.” Improving early literacy helps ensure all Michigan children are on the path to a bright future.

House Bill 4822 has been sent to the governor for consideration.

Michigan recognized as a leader in digital government

For the fourth consecutive time, Michigan was awarded an “A” grade in the biennial Digital States Survey. The state received a top grade for its effective use of technology to serve citizens. Michigan provides more than 300 digital services that allow residents and other customers the ability to do business with the state. Find a list of online services at

Michigan also earned a first place award in cybersecurity in an annual competition sponsored by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.

Ok2Say tip line promotes student safety

State officials recently kicked off another school year for the OK2Say program. The school safety program provides a confidential way for students to report tips about potential harm or threats. OK2SAY was launched in 2014 to help ensure that students who might otherwise remain silent can speak up without fear.

In the 2015 school year, more than 2,100 tips were received, including 23 tips regarding planned school attacks, 7 tips regarding guns and 396 tips regarding suicide threats.

Students can anonymously submit tips by phone at 1-855-565-2729, by text message at 652729 (OK2SAY), by email at or through the website at More information is available at the website.

It’s your right — take the time to vote!

Voting is one of our most cherished rights. But before you can cast a ballot, you must be registered to vote - Tuesday, Oct. 11 is the last day to register in Michigan for the November general election.

You can register by mail, at your local clerk’s office or at any Secretary of State branch office. You must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old by Election Day (Nov. 8) and a resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register. Find a helpful step-by-step guide at

You can check to see if you are already registered to vote, find your polling place or take a look at your sample ballot at

To date, there are nearly 7.4 million registered voters in Michigan.

Highlights from my Facebook Page

State Senator Peter MacGregor

Rockford Public Schools are pleased to provide three Developing Healthy Kids programs throughout the 2016-17 school year!

State Senator Peter MacGregor

Today I had the opportunity to deliver 75 filled backpacks to Kenowa Hills Public Schools. Thank you to AT&T for their continuous support for the students of the 28th District!

State Senator Peter MacGregor

I was honored to have received a 2016 Legislator of the Year award last night from Michigan Manufacturers Association President & CEO Charles Hadden. Manufacturing remains a vital part of our district and state, and I will continue to work to help the industry thrive.

State Senator Peter MacGregor

Check out GRCC's Secchia Institute for Culinary Education's (SICE) Fountain Hill Brewery! They are the ONLY Brewing Program in the country to have an operating brew pub (Peter's Pub) on campus where the beer is both crafted and served by culinary students!

Craft Beer College Courses : beer industry

The Grand Rapids Community College has created the new Craft Brewing, Packaging and Service Operations Certificate program to help get students rea...

State Senator Peter MacGregor

Very proud to have five of the top 10 communities located in the 28th Senate District!

Study identifies Michigan's healthiest housing markets

Grandville, an older suburb southwest of Grand Rapids, was ranked the state's healthiest housing market, largely on the basis of its affordable home prices.


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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

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

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

Phone: (517) 373-0797

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