Senate approves municipal retirement reforms

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate early Thursday morning approved a multi-bill package that would address the shortfalls in municipal employee pension plans throughout the state. “Government starts in our communities,” said Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy. “Our local governments provide many crucial services that we rely on every day. These are our neighbors, our friends…

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Physical therapists to issue parking stickers under Knollenberg bill

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Marty Knollenberg testified during the Senate Committee on Transportation on Thursday regarding his legislation that would allow physical therapists to issue free parking stickers, disability parking windshield placards, plates and tabs. Senate Bill 582 would give physical therapists the same ability as physicians, physician assistants, and certified nurse practitioners to…

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Knollenberg meets with Rachael Denhollander, Sterling Riethman to discuss sexual assault prevention

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Marty Knollenberg joined several Senate colleagues at a roundtable discussion with Rachael Denhollander and Sterling Riethman to hear their accounts of sexual assault and discuss further preventative measures that can be taken here in Michigan. “These young ladies were victimized by someone in an authoritative position and by someone they…

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Knollenberg ‘home for the aged’ legislation heads to governor

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Tuesday approved Senate Bill 378, which would clarify licensing guidelines for certain senior care facilities. In 2015, pursuant to an executive order issued by Gov. Rick Snyder, licensing responsibilities for homes for the aged (HFA) were transferred from the former Department of Human Services (DHS) to the current…

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Knollenberg opioid legislation one step closer to Snyder’s desk

LANSING, Mich. — The House Committee on Health Policy on Wednesday approved Senate Bill 274, which seeks to reduce the number of opioids in circulation by limiting prescriptions for acute pain to seven days. Acute pain typically applies to minor injuries that require short-term prescriptions — such as a sprained ankle or having wisdom teeth…

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Save the Date: Knollenberg announces Senior Tribute Lunch and Health Expo in Royal Oak

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Marty Knollenberg announced that his office will once again be hosting Senior Tribute Lunch and Health Expo. The annual event is a one-stop experience that features a free lunch, a helpful and entertaining community program, a raffle and a vendor’s marketplace with over 60 vendors who will offer seniors information…

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Sen. Knollenberg announces office hours for August

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, announced that office hours for August are scheduled for the 13th Senate District. Knollenberg’s staff will be available to meet with constituents at the following locations: Thursday, Aug. 3 4 – 6 p.m. Berkley Public Library 3155 Coolidge Highway Berkley Thursday, Aug. 10 10 a.m. – noon…

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Senate approves Knollenberg legislation aimed at curbing opioid epidemic

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Thursday approved additional measures that would help aid the state’s ongoing effort against the rising opioid abuse epidemic. “Michigan is making strides against this crisis and is continuing to fight this head on,” said Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy. “Our state is among the hardest-hit in the nation and…

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Knollenberg welcomes students, advocates to state Capitol for Deaf Education Day

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, welcomed students and advocates to the Deaf Education Rally on the Capitol lawn Tuesday afternoon. Knollenberg, who is hard of hearing, addressed the crowd and met with dozens of deaf and hard of hearing students from around the state. ### Editor’s note: These and other Knollenberg photos…

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