Michigan's state budget - it's a wrap!The Legislature recently finished up work on the state's annual budget. It reflects the priorities of Michigan families, including quality education for our students and strong public safety for our communities.
Some of the key investments include:
Robertson backs measures to protect our Great LakesPerhaps nothing defines Michigan more than our magnificent Great Lakes, which must be protected. I recently supported legislation that is designed to help stop the proposed construction of a Canadian nuclear waste storage facility near the shores of Lake Huron.
The measures would ask the president and other leaders to start an investigation of the proposed facility and create a special Great Lakes advisory board to study the impacts of such a facility. Senate Bill 948 would also completely ban the long-term disposal of all sources of low level radioactive waste in our state to further safeguard Michigan families and natural resources.
Celebrate the Fourth of July with safety in mindIf your Independence Day celebration includes fireworks at home, be sure to use caution, especially with the more powerful consumer-grade devices such bottle rockets, sky lanterns, and Roman candles. Even low-impact sparklers should be handled with care, especially by children. Sparklers can reach 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which can cause third degree burns.
The state fire marshal urges revelers to make safety the first priority by:
At your serviceAs 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 www.SenatorDaveRobertson.com. I'll gladly help.
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