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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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 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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