Senator Peter MacGregor






OFFICE HOURS

I will be holding office hours on Thursday, August 10th from 7:30 am – 9:00 am at Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.

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.

Office Hours
MacGregor: August ushers in new state laws

Several important new laws passed earlier in the year take effect in August:

•    Public Acts 24 and 25 of 2017 allow parents and guardians to voluntarily have photographs and fingerprints of their special needs child or adult entered into a statewide system to aid in identifying them and contacting their families more quickly should these vulnerable individuals go missing.

•    Public Acts 29 and 30 of 2017 prohibit and provide tough penalties for pointing a laser or similar device at an airplane pilot or train engineer. While this issue is a federal crime, the new state law allows for more consistent prosecution and increased safety.

•    Public Act 34 of 2017 expands protections for victims of human trafficking so all victims, including those with prior prostitution-related convictions, are eligible for the discharge and dismissal program if all conditions of probation are met.

Jobless rate drops again

Michigan's unemployment rate declined to 3.8 percent in June, the lowest rate since August 2000!

Statewide unemployment was once again below the national average and a full percentage point below Michigan's June 2016 rate. Job gains were posted in the professional and business services; trade, transportation and utilities; and financial sectors.

Unemployment insurance employer seminars

Michigan employers can learn more about the state's unemployment insurance system at free seminars in August and September.

The programs offer three one-hour sessions with a 30 minute period for individual questions after each presentation. Each session features general information, including how to navigate the Michigan Web Account Manager system, along with a brief overview of services available to employers to assist in meeting labor force needs. Find more information, dates and locations at www.michigan.gov/uia.

Effort to bring back the Arctic Grayling

The Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative aims to establish self-sustaining populations of Arctic Grayling throughout its historical range in Michigan. The initiative recently released its official action plan in its efforts to reintroduce the fish.

Large populations of the slate-blue fish with the distinctive dorsal fin were once found in many cold water streams throughout the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and in one Upper Peninsula stream. In fact, the historic species was native only to Michigan and Montana in the lower 48 states according to the DNR. The Grayling was valued as both a commercial food fish and a sought-after game fish. However, a variety of factors led to the extirpation of this rare native fish from Michigan by 1936.

To view the Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative Action Plan, visit www.migrayling.org.


Highlights from my Facebook Page

 

State Senator Peter MacGregor

Yesterday I hosted a Local Government BBQ along with State Representatives Chris Afendoulis, Thomas A. Albert, Tommy Brann, and Rob VerHeulen. This event was an opportunity for local elected officials in my district to hear from and ask questions to the Deputy Directors of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), along with their respective Legislator.




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Great day for Kent County Tech Center! A visit by the Governor and he signed the 2017-18 Budget Bills.





State Senator Peter MacGregor

Last session I sponsored Senate Bill 992 -- now Public Act 436 of 2016 -- an Act to regulate the ownership and operation of drones in Michigan. Today, Governor Rick Snyder announced his appointments to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force which was created by the Act!

Snyder - Gov. Rick Snyder makes initial appointments to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force
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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

Binsfeld Office Building
Suite 5600
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: (517) 373-0797

Email: SenPMacGregor@senate.michigan.gov
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