Senator Ed McBroom's Press Releases

McBroom says so-called ‘State Voting Rights Act’ bills unnecessary, create more headaches for local clerks

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ed McBroom on Thursday voted against reporting out of committee a series of “voting rights” bills that would put enormous new legal and workload burdens on local units of government and local clerks. “This so-called ‘State Voting Rights Act’ legislation purports to protect voting rights, but our right to vote is already well protected by the Michigan Constitution. Passing more laws

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Senate committee approves long-awaited bipartisan FOIA legislation

Sens. McBroom and Moss celebrate movement of FOIA expansion bills during Sunshine Week LANSING, Mich. — Bills sponsored by Sen. Ed McBroom and Sen. Jeremy Moss to help bring greater transparency to state government were favorably reported by the Senate Oversight Committee on Wednesday. The bipartisan legislation would work to expand the application of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to the Michigan Legislature, the governor

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Gov. Whitmer repeals Tom Casperson bills

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday announced she signed bills to repeal laws the late Sen. Tom Casperson had passed in the final days of his service in the Legislature. The laws created the Environmental Rules Review Committee made up of 13 individuals from various business, industry, agriculture, and environmental groups, along with the general public. The committee’s job was to review environmental regulations

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U.P. lawmakers sponsor resolutions opposing move to shift mail processing from Iron Mountain to Green Bay

LANSING, Mich. — The delegation of U.P. legislators are speaking out against the U.S. Postal Service’s plans to modify mail service in the U.P. and discontinue the processing of outgoing mail at the facility in Kingsford. “We are speaking with one voice to oppose this terrible plan to reduce postal services to the people of the U.P.,” said Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township. “There is no

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***Media Advisory*** McBroom, Prestin, Markkanen hosting energy town hall on Tuesday

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ed McBroom, Rep. Dave Prestin, and Rep. Greg Markkanen will host a town hall meeting at Bay College in Escanaba on Tuesday, Dec. 19, to discuss recently signed energy reforms that force Michigan to have a 100% clean energy standard by 2040. Who: Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township. Rep. Dave Prestin, R-Cedar River. Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock. When: Tuesday, Dec. 19

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McBroom, Prestin hosting energy town hall on Dec. 19

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ed McBroom and Rep. Dave Prestin will host a town hall meeting at Bay College in Escanaba on Tuesday, Dec. 19, to discuss recently signed energy reforms that force Michigan to have a 100% clean energy standard by 2040. “There has been a huge amount of public interest regarding the newly signed energy bills, sometimes called Michigan’s Green New Deal,” said

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