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Dear Friends,

I am excited to start the New Year off representing you in Lansing. I understand the responsibility this position carries and will do my best to serve the citizens of the 28th District.

January is already off to a great start. My staff and I are settling in to our new office in Lansing and I will begin holding office hours next month. With a larger area to cover I will be rotating office hours throughout the 28th district. My office hours for the month of February are listed below.

Committee assignments were finalized last week and I will be serving on the Senate Appropriations Committee as Vice-chair. I will also be chairing the Department of Human Services Subcommittee and will serve as a member on the Higher Education Subcommittee as well as the Department of Environmental Quality Subcommittee. In addition to my appropriations duties, I will serve on two policy committees, the Commerce Committee and the Banking and Financial Services Committee.

I welcome your input and requests. I have included our Lansing office contact information below. If you are ever in Lansing, feel free to stop by the office. I appreciate your input and the opportunity to serve you.

Sincerely,

Peter MacGregor, Senator
28th Senate District
Room 715 Farnum Building
PO Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909-7536
senpmacgregor@senate.michigan.gov
1-855-347-8028 toll free
517-373-0797
www.SenatorPeterMacGregor.com
 
 
 
 
Senator Peter MacGregor Swearing In
State Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, is sworn in by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young as his wife, Christine, and son, Matthew, look on.
 

MacGregor supports veterans plate


Michigan motorists will soon have a great opportunity to honor those who have served our country.

Under a new law, the secretary of state will be allowed to issue a specialty fundraising license plate recognizing Michigan’s veterans. Proceeds from sales of the plate will help provide tuition assistance for Michigan National Guard members and funds for veteran service providers and organizations. The implementation date is Sept. 1, 2015.
 

New law has immediate impact in keeping students safer


Senate legislation signed into law last year created the OK-2-SAY program, a confidential early warning system for students to report threats to their safety or the safety of others.

The program became operational in Michigan schools on Sept. 2, 2014. By mid-December, state officials had verified more than 400 tips, including tips on bullying and cyberbullying, threats of suicide and child abuse. I am pleased the new law is working as intended to help keep our kids safe.

Students and others can anonymously submit tips by phone at 855-565-2729, by text message at 652729 (OK2SAY), by email at ok2say@mi.gov, or through the website at www.mi.gov/ok2say.
 

Winter weather reminder


The massive accidents due to hazardous winter driving conditions earlier this month are a good reminder that motorists should take extra precaution before heading out.

Travelers can go to www.michigan.gov/roadconditions and www.michigan.gov/drive to check road conditions before traveling. Road conditions are also available by calling the MSP Travel Hotline at 1-800-381-8477.
 

MDOT looking for Grand Road Watchers during wintry commutes


The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking "Road Watchers" to report on winter highway conditions in MDOT's Grand Region, which includes: Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties. MDOT is recruiting volunteers who travel on US, M and I routes in these counties to help measure how well the roadways are maintained following winter storms. Comments gathered will be used to improve winter maintenance.

MDOT is looking for "Road Watchers" to monitor the following highways during morning commutes:

- I-96 throughout Kent and Ionia counties
- I-96 from US-31 to the Ottawa/Kent county line (Muskegon and Ottawa counties)
- US-131 throughout Kent County
- I-196 throughout Kent and Ottawa counties
- M-57 from US-131 to M-91 in Greenville (Kent and Montcalm counties)
- M-37/M-44 (East Beltline/Broadmoor avenues) from Caledonia to West River Drive/Cannonsburg Road (Kent County)
- US-31 from Jackson Avenue in Grand Haven to I-96 (Ottawa and Muskegon counties)

"We receive so much valuable information from motorists each winter that we wanted to make it official and encourage more," said MDOT Grand Region Associate Engineer for Operations Tim Little. "This area is notorious for lake-effect snow and we'll use all the data we can to improve our winter maintenance efforts. We hope many travelers will volunteer and share their commuting experiences."

MDOT will compile the survey results to track winter highway conditions with the goal of improving winter maintenance practices and response times. Surveys should only take a few moments to complete.

Road Watchers are polled randomly for each storm event and asked to participate in an online Survey Monkey survey about the road conditions they encountered. All results will be anonymous. To volunteer, visit www.michigan.gov/roadwatchers.

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OFFICE HOURS

 
February 6
7:30-9:00am at Mr. Burger
5181 Northland Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

February 23
8:30-10:00am at the Grandville City Chamber
3195 Wilson Ave. SW
Grandville, MI 49418
 
 
 
 
 

OUR DISTRICT

 
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The 28th Senate District


The 28th Senate District consists of the cities of Cedar Springs, Grandville, Rockford, Walker, Wyoming city, and the townships of Algoma, Alpine, Byron, Cannon, Courtland, Grattan, Nelson, Oakfield, Plainfield, Solon, Sparta, Spencer, Tyrone, and Vergennes in Kent County.

Contact Me

Serving the constituents of the 28th Senate district is very important to me and I encourage you to contact me with any state issues. You may contact me by calling toll-free 1-855-347-8036 or emailing senpmacgregor@senate.michigan.gov.

I look forward to serving you, and I encourage you to contact me if I can assist you in any way or if you have an idea to help move our state forward.
 
 
 
 
 
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Senator Peter MacGregor

715 Farnum Bldg. P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

Phone: (517) 373-0797

Email: SenPMacGregor@senate.michigan.gov
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Visit my website at: www.SenatorPeterMacGregor.com