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Audio from Michigan State Senator Ed McBroom

May 6, 2020
4:53
State Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township, spoke Wednesday on the need to reopen Michigan geographically,instead of the one-size-fits-all approach being taken by the governor.
April 24, 2020
3:39
Protecting the health and wellbeing of Upper Peninsula residents is my top priority, especially in times of crisis," said McBroom, R-Vulcan. "The state's response to the COVID-19 outbreak revealed how little prepared it was to not only ensure people's safety but also determine what could be done safely. It has also been eye opening to see just how much power lies in the hands of the executive and how little input or influence the people have in what is done in times of a declared emergency. The actions we've taken today will help correct those wrongs
January 22, 2020
:54
Sen. Ed McBroom and Rep. Greg Markkanen introduced identical supplemental bills in the Senate and House. "Local officials have been working for years to call attention to this pension issue, and it is time that the state stepped up to fulfil its obligation to them," said McBroom, R-Vulcan. "I appreciate that my colleagues recognized the need to correct this problem previously through the budget process, and I hope to gain their support of this funding once again with support from the governor this time around."
January 15, 2020
2:00
Lansing, Mich.-"We find it rich that, in the latest round of delaying the tunnel, the DNR Director sent a letter to Enbridge requesting a litany of information about Line 5 that the department and administration already have. This request is a clear attempt to tie the company up in more bureaucratic minutia in order to further delay the closing of the administration's investigation and getting to work on the tunnel as quickly as possible. "Simply put, the DNR's review and Governor Whitmer's challenge has gone on long enough and we are calling on the DNR to retract the letter. We believe it is in the best interest of the state that the original compromise to keep Line 5 open and operational be honored until the replacement is opened.
September 17, 2019
:51
"The Jacobetti home provides excellent medical, nursing and domiciliary care and is more than capable of serving veterans who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid," said McBroom, R-Vulcan. "Unfortunately, bureaucratic rules are standing in the way of some of the military veterans living at the home from receiving Medicare and Medicaid benefits simply because of the type of bathrooms in the facility. I strongly urge CMS to approve the requested variance."
May 7, 2019
4:33
LANSING, Mich. - A comprehensive plan to lower auto insurance rates in the state was approved on Tuesday, said Sen. Ed McBroom, who voted in support of the reforms. Senate Bill 1 seeks to revise decades-old laws that have led to increasingly skyrocketing auto insurance rates throughout the state - a recent University of Michigan study indicates auto insurance is unaffordable in 97% of Michigan communities. Under the Senate plan, depending on the choices drivers make, they could save up to 90% on their premiums. "Drivers in the Upper Peninsula and throughout Michigan are paying the most expensive car insurance rates in the United States," said McBroom, R-Vulcan. "Our state's car insurance system is broken, and whether folks live in the U.P., Detroit, or anywhere in between, Michiganders are struggling to afford driving. I am glad that we were able to come together to approve this much-needed legislation to help making driving in our state more affordable."
May 7, 2019
4:33
LANSING, Mich. - A comprehensive plan to lower auto insurance rates in the state was approved on Tuesday, said Sen. Ed McBroom, who voted in support of the reforms. Senate Bill 1 seeks to revise decades-old laws that have led to increasingly skyrocketing auto insurance rates throughout the state - a recent University of Michigan study indicates auto insurance is unaffordable in 97% of Michigan communities. Under the Senate plan, depending on the choices drivers make, they could save up to 90% on their premiums. "Drivers in the Upper Peninsula and throughout Michigan are paying the most expensive car insurance rates in the United States," said McBroom, R-Vulcan. "Our state's car insurance system is broken, and whether folks live in the U.P., Detroit, or anywhere in between, Michiganders are struggling to afford driving. I am glad that we were able to come together to approve this much-needed legislation to help making driving in our state more affordable."
March 21, 2019
:26
Legislation sponsored by Sen. Ed McBroom to save the 95-A District Court judgeship in Menominee County from elimination was signed into law on Thursday. Senate Bill 87, now Public Act 1 of 2019, reverses a 2012 law that eliminated the position, which was based on a State Court Administrator's Office (SCAO) Judicial Resources Recommendation (JRR) calling for the removal based on data and statistical analysis from 2008-2010. The position was to be eliminated on March 31. "I appreciate the support of my colleagues from both sides of the political divide for recognizing the importance of keeping the 95-A judge and for their quick action in getting the bill approved, especially Representative Beau LaFave who sponsored an identical bill in the House, and Representatives Greg Markkanen and Sara Cambensy," said McBroom, R-Vulcan.
March 12, 2019
1:04
Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote open government that occurs this year from March 10-16, and of his work to make state government more transparent and accountable.
February 20, 2019
:46
Senate approved his bill that would save the 95-A District Court Judgeship in Menominee County from elimination
February 13, 2019
:40
Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, comments on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's 2019 State of the State address.