Senator Dave Hildenbrand E-Newsletter


Legislation introduced to modernize Michigan veterans’ homes

Michigan’s veterans and their dependents would see improved access to long term care and new state-of-the-art facilities under bipartisan reform legislation introduced in the state Senate and House.

“Our veterans have valiantly served our state and nation and deserve the best possible care. This legislation will transform our existing veterans’ health care system and invest in critical new building projects in order to replace our existing aging facilities,” said Senator Hildenbrand.

Senate Bills 1097-1100 and House Bills 5919-5922 were introduced in September in their respective chambers and will now begin the committee process where public testimony will be received on the proposal.

For more information on the proposal visit my webpage.

Voter registration deadlines and information


The last day to register to vote in the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election is Tuesday, October 11th. To see if you are registered and to view a sample ballot for your precinct please visit the Secretary of State Michigan Voter Information Center at:

ArtPrize 8 underway in Grand Rapids

It is that time of year, again, when the city transforms itself into a radically open, independently organized international art competition!

For 19 days, around 400,000 attendees descend upon three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids where art from around the world pops up in over 160 venues, including museums, galleries, bars, restaurants, theaters, and much more! All venues are free to the public and take place from September 21st through October 9th.

For more information regarding ArtPrize including artists and venue locations please visit…

Pure Michigan Fall Travel Guide now available

Pure MI Travel Guide

Whether you plan to enjoy this special season from the comfort of your car while traveling one of the state’s scenic byways or by getting out on foot and trekking into the north woods, autumn is spectacular in Michigan!

The 2016 Pure Michigan Fall Travel Guide features articles on fall color drives, hiking adventures and cultural attractions as well as stories on craft breweries and wine country. The publication also includes a directory of state parks and campgrounds and a calendar of events. Access the digital version and sign up for weekly fall color updates at

Grand Rapids Public Schools wins national $10M Prize

Congratulations to the Grand Rapids Public Schools on recently being chosen from a pool of 700 applicants as one of 10 XQ Super Schools!

The $10-million grant from XQ: The Super School Project will be used to renovate the former Grand Rapids Public Museum building located on Jefferson Avenue SE into the Grand Rapids Public Museum High School.

The GRPS Museum School will focus on crafting a learning environment that leverages cultural artifacts, local impact projects and museum studies through place based and design-thinking education.

2016 Michigan Hunting and Trapping Digest

Huntign and Trapping Digest

Many of us know there’s no better way to spend a fall day than heading into the field and woods to take part in Michigan’s proud hunting tradition. With a rich abundance of game animals and birds, there’s something to interest every hunter!

The 2016 Michigan Hunting and Trapping Digest features season dates and bag limits, license types and fees, equipment regulations and much more.

Access the digital version online here or contact my office to receive your copy by mail.


School Tour Groups

School Groups
Almost every week, I have the privilege of welcoming students from the Grand Rapids area to the Michigan capitol building. During their visit, I always try to welcome them and take a quick photo. To see these pictures, please visit this page on my website.

Contact Senator Hildenbrand’s Office

Senator Dave Hildenbrand
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

Toll-Free: (866) 305-2129 or (517) 373-1801

Email:  Please include name, address, and phone number.


The purpose of this E-Newsletter is to provide a timely update of Senator Hildenbrand's activity at the State Capitol to the residents and organizations of the 29th Senate District. Electronic newsletters will only be sent out on a monthly basis. You will not be inundated with e-mails.