Senator Peter MacGregor

First Time Home Buyers Savings Program

I recently introduced Senate Bills 511-512. This proposed legislation creates the First Time Home Buyers Savings Program, which will allow a Michigan resident to establish a savings account designated specifically for a first time home purchase.

Similar to an education savings plan, the First Time Home Buyers Savings Program allows an individual to establish a savings account with a financial institution and designate it as a first-time home buyer savings account. The account holder can designate a beneficiary of the contributions, up to $100,000, or they can use the funds themselves toward the purchase of a primary residence within the state of Michigan. 

Any contributions made and interest earned on a first time home buyers savings account are exempt from taxation under the Income Tax Act. 

The Department of Natural Resources is offering free entry to Michigan state parks on Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving. Free access to state parks, trails and boating sites is just one more reason to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Michigan’s outdoor playground is spectacular and close to home. In fact, you’re never more than a half-hour away from a state park, recreation area, state forest campground or state trail!

MI Student Aid offers scholarship search

Many high school students and their parents are looking for ways to help pay for a college education. The Department of Treasury’s MI Student Aid program provides a scholarship search tool that connects students with thousands of possible scholarship opportunities throughout the state. Students or their families can complete and submit a brief online survey at Service representatives will search for Michigan scholarships and email a detailed report within a week. Along with Michigan place-based scholarships, the program connects students to Michigan college and national scholarship opportunities.

Invasive Carp Challenge receives hundreds of possible solutions

Download graphics to view this imageInvasive carp pose a looming threat to the environmental health of the Great Lakes and Michigan’s fishing, boating and recreation industries.

A worldwide competition launched by the state for ideas to help stop these invasive fish from reaching the lakes recently ended. The Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge received 353 entries from 27 countries. The entries will be reviewed by expert judges. Winners of up to eight Stage 1 awards will be announced in February 2018. From there, an event featuring Stage 2 finalists is planned to take place in late March 2018.

Earlier this year, a 28-inch silver carp was caught only nine miles from Lake Michigan, well past an electric barrier system. Hopefully, one or more of the Challenge ideas will provide a new and innovative way to protect our cherished Great Lakes. Visit for more information.

Highlights from my Facebook Page

State Senator Peter MacGregor

Yesterday, I had the honor of presenting a State of Michigan Tribute to CW3 Jon Montgomery who retired from the 126 Army Band, Michigan Army National Guard. CW3 Montgomery served as the Commander and Conductor since 2003, and entered the army as a saxophonist in the 126 Army Band in 1989.

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Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a corn harvest ride along with the Heffron Family, in Belding, MI. I enjoyed learning about how important the corn industry is to our local farmers and the state of Michigan!
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State Senator Peter MacGregor

Yesterday, the Michigan Senate honored Medal of Honor recipient Spc. 5 James C. McCloughan of South Haven. We greatly appreciate his service to our country!
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State Senator Peter MacGregor

It was a great honor to be invited to the Spectrum Blodgett Hospital's Betty Ford Breast Care Service 30th Anniversary this evening. Thank you Dr. Judy Smith, Susan Ford Bales, Tina Freese-Decker, First Lady of Michigan Sue Snyder, and of course Betty Ford's determination for women's health. Representative Brinks and Representative Chris Afendoulis joined me in this celebration.

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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.

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Senator Peter MacGregor

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201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933

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