Senator Peter MacGregor

The year in review

As we look ahead to a new year of challenges and opportunity, I would like to share a last look at some important 2017 legislative accomplishments. Please visit for information on these and other legislative efforts.

Michigan is the Comeback State!

Download images to view this graphicAt 4.5 percent, Michigan’s unemployment rate is lower than the national average, and more than 500,000 private sector jobs have been added to our economy in nearly seven years — more than any other Great Lakes state!

For seven years in a row, Senate Republicans have passed a balanced budget ahead of schedule, and we have turned a

$1.8 billion structural budget deficit into a nearly $900 million surplus in the state’s rainy day fund.

Education is a top priority

Download images to view this graphicOver the last seven years, we have put $1.8 billion more into public education. Forty-six cents of every state tax dollar goes to public education. This year, we allocated nearly $28 million for a third-grade reading initiative as well as $244 million for preschool funding.

We also increased skilled trades funding to prepare future workers for in-demand jobs in career and technical education.

Honoring those who protect us

Download images to view this graphicWe owe so much to those who keep us safe. To make sure veterans receive the proper care they deserve, Senate Republicans increased funding for more staff and training at our veterans homes.

In addition, the budget invests $12.2 million to hire 150 new state police troopers to keep our communities secure, and $1.5 million to boost efforts to prevent, detect and investigate cybercrimes.

Fighting back against the opioid epidemic

Download images to view this graphicWe took action to help combat the abuse of prescription drugs in an effort to curb the rising opioid abuse epidemic. New laws will better educate patients about the dangers of addiction to doctor-prescribed painkillers and ensure better reporting by physicians.

Moving Michigan into the future

Download images to view this graphicMichigan Thrive and Good Jobs for Michigan were Senate Republican priorities to revitalize downtown areas across the state, spur economic development in our urban cores, and attract new businesses that create well-paying jobs.

We also created the Michigan First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account — a tax-deductible savings plan — to encourage young adults to purchase their first home here in Michigan and remain in our great state.

Protecting our natural resources 

Download images to view this graphicFrom hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and more, Pure Michigan offers unmatched recreational opportunities. We invested an additional $13 million in the fiscal year 2018 budget in our state parks and trails for continued improvements, upgrades and developments.

Highlights from my Facebook Page

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December 14 at 10:30am
Yesterday the State Legislature passed a $23.2 Million budget supplemental to address the PFAS problem throughout the state. This money will go toward response and mitigation efforts, laboratory and testing equipment, water sampling and other measures.
Sen. MacGregor, Rep. Afendoulis facilitate PFAS budget supplemental through both chambers | Senator Peter MacGregor

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Today I had to say farewell to AJ Rodriguez who served the 28th Senate District as my Legislative Assistant for almost 3 years. AJ was an integral part of my office and he will be sorely missed. I wish AJ all the best in his career as he moves on to Washington, D.C.
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The highlight of my weekend was presenting a State of Michigan Tribute to Candy Lancioni for her 25th Anniversary of Aunt Candy's Toy Company! Aunt Candy's is a retail staple in downtown Rockford. Great products and amazing service with lots of passion! Congrats Aunt Candy's Toy Company!
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Enjoyed being part of the offical ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Grand Reopening of the Rockford Meijer on Friday. The Rockford High School Pep Band was there and the music was awesome!
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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

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Lansing, MI 48933

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