Knollenberg: Budget includes nearly $2 million for road projects in 13th district

  LANSING, Mich. — The Senate recently approved the state’s annual budget, which includes an increase of $330 million for roads and bridges. Sen. Marty Knollenberg said an additional $1.95 million was allocated specifically for local road repair projects in Rochester Hills and Troy, made possible due to Michigan’s growing economy and improving tax revenues….

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Lieutenant governor signs Protecting Michigan’s Children legislation strengthening sexual assault laws

LANSING, Mich. – Legislation cosponsored by Sen. Marty Knollenberg was signed into law on Tuesday by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley to extend the criminal and civil statutes of limitation to allow more sexual abuse perpetrators to be prosecuted. Senate Bill 871, now Public Act 182 of 2018, extends the criminal statute of limitations for minors…

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Senate approves Knollenberg bill to improve school safety

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate passed several bills on Thursday to help improve school safety in the state. “This is a broad-reaching plan that will help improve security, training and communication at our schools to help prepare and protect students and staff,” said Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy. “In that effort, my bill ensures school districts…

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Knollenberg: Senate budget prioritizes education, public health and safety, economic growth

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Thursday approved its Fiscal Year 2019 budget. Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, said the budget continues efforts to respect taxpayer dollars while increasing investments in the things Michiganders care about most. “Michigan families expect state government to spend wisely, just as families must when putting together their own budgets….

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Knollenberg bill extending specialty ‘DV’ license plate to all disabled veterans advances

LANSING, Mich. — All disabled veterans who were honorably discharged would be able to use a disabled veteran “DV” license plate under a bill sponsored by Sen. Marty Knollenberg and approved by the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday. Senate Bill 502 would extend the use of these specialized license plates, which are already available to…

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Sen. Knollenberg votes to increase school safety funding

LANSING, Mich. – State Sen. Marty Knollenberg voted on Wednesday to add $18.6 million to support school safety initiatives throughout the state. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a current year budget supplemental to add the funds, which would make strategic investments to assess and boost school building security, expand the OK2SAY program that encourages students…

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Senate Appropriations Committee approves more than $14 billion school aid budget

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved the fiscal year 2019 School Aid budget, proposing to invest $14.7 billion in K-12 education. The proposal is $149 million more than current year spending. “I am pleased that the Senate has once again approved a School Aid budget that invests more than the previous…

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Senate approves Medicaid workforce engagement plan

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Thursday approved a workforce engagement plan that would require able-bodied adults receiving taxpayer-funded Medicaid to obtain employment, participate in job training or enroll in an educational program — or any combination thereof — for at least 29 hours per week. “This is a good plan that will help…

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Knollenberg joins local church in thanking our veterans

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Marty Knollenberg joined Kirk in the Hills Church last week in hosting a National Vietnam War Veterans Day worship service. The event featured Scripture readings and a brief sermon honoring Vietnam veterans. Knollenberg also presented Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pins to participating veterans. “The event was meant to show appreciation…

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Knollenberg to join local church in hosting ceremony for Vietnam veterans

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, announced on Monday he will join Kirk in the Hills Church Thursday to host a National Vietnam War Veterans Day worship service. The service will recognize America’s Vietnam veterans and thank them for their endless sacrifices. It will include Scripture readings and a brief sermon honoring Vietnam…

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