Senator Dave Robertson

Robertson supports emergency road funding

The season's harsh weather has stretched local budgets to the limits! Many communities have already depleted their winter maintenance reserves and are tapping into spring repair funds.

The Senate recently addressed this issue by approving $100 million in emergency road funding. The money would come from the Roads and Risks Reserve Fund to help local communities with pothole repair and snow removal expenses. Funds would be split among state roads (39.1 percent), county roads (39.1 percent) and city/village roads (21.8 percent).

The road funding proposal is part of Senate Bill 608 which has been sent to the House for further consideration.

Bills would remove offensive language

A package of bipartisan bills working their way through the Michigan Legislature would remove the terms mental retardation and mentally retarded from state laws and replace them with the terms intellectual disability or developmentally disabled.

The move replaces archaic and hurtful terms with "people first" language. It is actively supported by the Special Olympics organization.

Public Sex Offender Registry site revised While the state's Public Sex Offender Registry website has a new look, the level of detail and information remains the same. People can register to receive an e-mail notification when an offender registers an address within a specified radius of an address. However, anyone who previously received e-mail notifications will need to re-register on the new site. Access the registry at

The registry contains the names, addresses, photograph, vehicle and employment information, and listed offense information of nearly 38,000 registered offenders.

At your service

As always, I am here to serve you. Should you ever have any questions or need assistance in a state matter, please feel free to contact my office at (866) 305-2126 or by visiting my website I'll gladly help.


Dave Robertson
State Senator

Spring really is right around the corner!

The 2014 Michigan Fishing Guide is now available. The publication includes rules, regulation changes, seasons, new license information and more. Find the guide at locations where fishing licenses are sold, or after the new season begins on April 1, access it online at

Contact Information

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

Toll Free: (866) 305-2131 or (517) 373-1777

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