Senator Peter MacGregor






Disposal Site Groundwater Contamination: Updated information and resources available online

In recent weeks, I have spoken with several constituents, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Kent County Health Department, and township officials regarding the ongoing water contamination problem in Plainfield Township at the former House Street Disposal Site, and Algoma and Cannon Township.

Wolverine Worldwide is currently working with the Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services, Environmental Quality, Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development, as well as officials from Plainfield Township and the Kent County Health Department to determine the extent of the contamination and to provide short and long-term relief to area neighbors.

All tested homes are able to receive a water filter for their kitchen faucet and homes that test beyond 70 parts per trillion (PPT) will have the option of a whole-house filter. Senior citizens may be able to qualify for a second filter for bathroom sinks and some homes may even be eligible to receive bottled water in the interim.

All filters, bottled water and other associated costs will be provided by Wolverine Worldwide and at no cost to the homeowner.

Wolverine Worldwide is working directly with the state, the Kent County Health Department and Plainfield Township to ensure residents are informed and have updated information as to what steps may need to be taken.

As the issue continues, my deepest concern lies with the residents living in the surrounding area and making sure they have the information and resources they need. I have met and spoken with several individuals on this issue and welcome anyone who is interested in helping or discussing potential solutions.

Weekly updates are provided here on the Kent County Health Department's website. Additional information can be found online at Plainfield Township and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's websites.

MacGregor supports legislation to improve Cyber Civilian Corps

According to a Michigan Cyber Initiative report, the state of Michigan blocks more than 650,000 cyberattacks daily, ranging from spam to web browser attacks to network intrusion. The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3) was launched in 2013 to help the state’s ongoing cyber defense.

This rapid response team is a group of trained cybersecurity experts who volunteer to provide expert assistance when activated under a governor-declared state of emergency. I supported legislation that would expand the role of the Corps. House Bill 4508 would provide liability protection and allow volunteers to be assigned to nongovernmental groups such as businesses and nonprofits during cybersecurity incidents.

Cyberattacks are a growing threat to security and privacy. It makes good sense to strengthen our cybersecurity services in the event of a major incident.

Individuals and families can find information about staying safe online at www.michigan.gov/cybersecurity.

MacGregor backs bills to restore sales tax exemption for dental prosthetics

Dental care is an important part of overall health and well-being.

I recently supported legislation that would help make necessary dental devices more affordable. Senate Bills 566 and 567 eliminate the sales and use taxes on dental bridges, crowns, dentures and other prosthetics. The Department of Treasury began imposing sales tax on the products earlier this year after a review of a previous tax law. The legislation restores the sales and use tax exemptions.

The bills have been sent to the House for consideration.

Download graphics to view imagesKeep an eye out for deer!

October, November and December are the most dangerous months for deer/vehicle crashes in Michigan. Motorists should take extra care when on the road during the fall season and drive defensively.

The Michigan Deer Crash Coalition recommends that drivers stay alert, especially at dawn and dusk; slow down at the sight of one deer as deer often travel in groups; and watch for deer crossing signs. If a crash is unavoidable, the safety group advises drivers not to swerve and to brake firmly.

For more information, including statistics by county, visit www.michigandeercrash.com.

An apple a day...

Michigan annually harvests an average of nearly 24 million bushels of apples, making our state third in the nation for apple production. Find these fresh and delicious homegrown fruits at nearby farmers markets, U-pick farms or your local store, or visit www.michiganapples.com/wheretofind for more locations.

Highlights from my Facebook Page

State Senator Peter MacGregor

October 6 at 9:52am

I had a great time this morning at the Cedar Springs Red Flannel Festival Breakfast, where I had the honor to meet the Red Flannel Queen and her Court!


State Senator Peter MacGregor

September 24 at 1:53pm • Grand Rapids •

It was an honor to see the unveiling of The American Fallen Soldier Project portrait of Marine Gunnery Sgt Daniel Price who paid the ultimate price for our nation and our freedom. This is the fourth year of the Freedom Cruise and the Fallen Soldier Project. All four portraits are on exhibit at the Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum. This is an Art Prize entry #64879, by artist Phil Taylor.




State Senator Peter MacGregor

September 24 at 8:56am • Mackinaw City •

Great Leadership Conference on Mackinac Island this weekend. The bonus part of this trip was running into Boy Scout troop 228 as well as Webelos from pack 3228 from the Rockford area.







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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

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