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We’re well into the summer months now and I hope you’re enjoying all of the outdoor activities Michigan has to offer.
The State Legislature is currently on summer recess, so most legislators are in their districts tending to constituent issues and making appearances at vari- ous activities.
Just before the recess, the State Senate and House passed the 2019 Fiscal Year Michigan Budget. Gov. Rick Snyder held a press conference and bill signing of the budget in June. Some of the highlights include the adoption of a $14.8 billion k-12 school budget, we’ve lowered taxes, eliminated the driver responsibility fees, and we’ve taken other steps to ensure Michigan residents keep more of their money.
When it comes to Michigan roads, I share your frustration because
I drive on the same roads as you.
But there is more help on the way. Michigan is projected to spend about $4 billion on roads and bridges in the next budget year overall.
I believe that efficiency is key to a clean and successful government, and to achieve optimal efficiency, we must repeal obsolete laws from our books. In May, we prioritized the repeal of
outdated and unnecessary laws from Michigan statute. Here are some of the unnecessary legalities we removed:
• References to tuberculosis sanitar-
iums, which is an outdated form of treating tuberculosis that is no longer used in Michigan.
• References to youth conservation camps previously used for correc- tional operations. These camps are no longer operational.
• A section of the Michigan penal code which references making a false pro- test. This crime is now covered by our state’s insurance fraud laws.
• Outdated funding for the 1947 interstate boundary compact with Minnesota and Wisconsin in regard to mapping state lines around Lake Superior. All state boundaries have long been established.
One additional note I thought I would mention to you is the passage of HB 5100. Drivers will no longer receive a ticket for removable objects, such as bike racks, trailer hitches or tow balls, blocking their license plates. Under this new law, outdoor enthusiasts can feel at-ease transporting their bikes and rec- reational vehicles without the looming fear of ticketing. House Bill 5100 is now Public Act 147 of 2018.
Please feel free to reach out to my office if you have any questions about state government at drjohnbizon@ or (517) 373-0555.
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Forks Senior Center
By: Sally Goss
Forks Senior Center of Albion open house, held May 31, was an opportunity for people to take time to walk through their newly remodeled building.
In an effort to meet the needs of the people of Albion, the space has been remodeled to accommodate for meet- ings, exercise, luncheons, games, and the list goes on. The board of Forks is very involved with the daily workings of what happens, the comfort and the security of their site.
People from Calhoun County are
welcome to take part in any Forks events. All the activities at the Forks are listed in the Activities page of Senior Times. Take a look: try out a class, play some games, do some exercise; it is all there.
If you missed the open house do not dismay. The board, volunteers, and staff invite you to come and see what they have to offer.
For more details reach out to Luann Sommers, Forks Senior Center Director, or just stop in at 101 N. Albion, in Albion.
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