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Hansen Elected Assistant Senate Majority Leader

Hansen Elected Assistant Senate Majority Leader

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Hansen elected Assistant Senate Majority Leader

 

LANSING—Sen. Goeff Hansen was unanimously elected by the Senate Republican caucus on Thursday to be the next Michigan Assistant Senate Majority Leader.

 

“I am happy to have the support of my caucus members and look forward to serving in this leadership role on behalf of the hard-working lakeshore residents I represent,” said Hansen, R-Hart.

 

Hansen was elected last week to a second term as state senator for the 34th Senate District. He currently serves as Assistant President Pro-Tempore of the Senate and will begin his tenure as Assistant Senate Majority Leader when the next Legislature takes office in January.

 

Prior to becoming a senator, Hansen served six years in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 100th District from 2005-2010.

 

Seven of Twenty-Two Candidates Running for Office Receive 5 - Star Business Friendly Ratings

Seven of Twenty-Two Candidates Running for Office Receive 5 - Star Business Friendly Ratings

Seven of Twenty-Two Candidates Running for Office 

Receive 5 - Star Business Friendly Ratings

 

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce representatives interviewed candidates running for state and county offices on business development and job creation. Seven candidates received the highest "5" star rating.  These candidates understand the economic issues facing the Muskegon Lakeshore community and will stand up for programs and services that create jobs and prosperity in Muskegon County. 

Inside the August Primary: The close calls and votes cast

Inside the August Primary: The close calls and votes cast

LANSING, Mich.-- Fewer voters cast their ballots Tuesday than when Governor Rick Snyder was elected.

That's according to Fred Woodhams, spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office.  Woodhams says 1.3 million Michiganders visited the polls during the primary, accounting for approximately 20.3 percent of active voters. Active voters are defined by the Secretary of State as people who have voted within the last six years. Woodhams says approximately 17.9 percent of registered Michigan voters cast a ballot Tuesday, but that number may be skewed because people who have moved out of the state may still be registered to vote in Michigan.

Inside the August Primary: The close calls and votes cast

Inside the August Primary: The close calls and votes cast

LANSING, Mich.-- Fewer voters cast their ballots Tuesday than when Governor Rick Snyder was elected.

That's according to Fred Woodhams, spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office.  Woodhams says 1.3 million Michiganders visited the polls during the primary, accounting for approximately 20.3 percent of active voters. Active voters are defined by the Secretary of State as people who have voted within the last six years. Woodhams says approximately 17.9 percent of registered Michigan voters cast a ballot Tuesday, but that number may be skewed because people who have moved out of the state may still be registered to vote in Michigan.

My Town: Voters to decide key issues during Aug. 5 election

My Town: Voters to decide key issues during Aug. 5 election

Voters across West Michigan are expected to head to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 5 to decide some key issues and races.

Proposal 1 would alter Michigan’s tax infrastructure by eliminating equipment taxes for businesses that already pay taxes every year.  A portion of sales tax revenue that goes to the state treasury would be reallocated to local governments to cover the tax revenue loss.  Plainfield Township Superintendent Cameron Van Wyngarden says the ballot measure would make Michigan more economically competitive with other states.

My Town: Voters to decide key issues during Aug. 5 election

My Town: Voters to decide key issues during Aug. 5 election

Voters across West Michigan are expected to head to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 5 to decide some key issues and races.

Proposal 1 would alter Michigan’s tax infrastructure by eliminating equipment taxes for businesses that already pay taxes every year.  A portion of sales tax revenue that goes to the state treasury would be reallocated to local governments to cover the tax revenue loss.  Plainfield Township Superintendent Cameron Van Wyngarden says the ballot measure would make Michigan more economically competitive with other states.

Candidate Information Workshop Announced

Candidate Information Workshop Announced

Too often, local candidates run for an elected position unopposed. As Muskegon continues to succeed in a global economy, it is important that local elected officials are individuals invested in the lakeshore community and willing to collaborate for county-wide success.

   

To encourage campaign participation from those individuals with great potential, the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a Candidate Information Workshop on June 17, 2014 from 5:00pm-7:30pm at the Chamber Office.  

 

This non-partisan program will provide a general overview of the local issues, campaign rules, marketing, fundraising and policymaking review. Join a panel of previous and current community leaders for informative and interactive discussions of the realities and rewards of holding an elected position.