Senator Ed McBroom's Press Releases

***Media Advisory*** McBroom, Hill to serve breakfast to Superior Hills Elementary School students

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township, and state Rep. Jenn Hill, D-Marquette, on Friday will serve breakfast to the students at Superior Hills Elementary School to highlight Michigan’s new free breakfast and lunch program for public school children. Who: Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township. Rep. Jenn Hill, D-Marquette. When: Friday, Sept. 22 at 8:50 a.m. Where: Superior Hills Elementary School 1201 S. McClellan

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Proposed amendments would standardize university boards and subject them to Open Meetings Act

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ed McBroom has introduced two proposed constitutional amendments regarding Michigan’s 15 public universities. One is to convert the elected boards of three of them to appointed boards as all the others do. The second resolution seeks to subject all the boards to the state’s Open Meetings Act. “Both of these measures are about making our universities function better and to be

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McBroom bill would punish using Greek letters to hide emails from FOIA searches

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ed McBroom has introduced legislation to protect the public’s access to government communications under the Freedom of Information Act after it was revealed that an email from a lobbyist to a senior advisor to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used Greek letters thus concealing it from an electronic FOIA search. “My legislation would help ensure FOIA works to help hold government officials accountable

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UP legislators speak out on lack of appointment to population commission

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of a special commission on population last month. The 16 appointments were announced Friday, and no one appointed to it is from the Upper Peninsula. “This is not the first time the governor has neglected to have U.P. representation,” said Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township. “A few months ago, she failed to maintain an appointment on the

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McBroom supports improved FY24 state budget plan: Includes +$15M for critical UP needs

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ed McBroom on Wednesday said he supports the fiscal year 2023-24 state budget plan after securing improvements to the overall budget and investments in the U.P. “While far from perfect, this final budget is a much-improved plan that supports our students, pays down debt, and makes key investments all across our state to improve our communities and our economy,” said McBroom,

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McBroom recognizes Kingsford native Joy Brewer on retirement from Legislature

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ed McBroom recognized Joy Brewer on her retirement in April after more than 30 years of service as a staff member in both the state Senate and House of Representatives. McBroom, R-Waucedah Township, personally wrote a tribute honoring Brewer, originally Joy Erickson, who was born and raised in Kingsford and worked many years in the Keweenaw. The tribute said, “Joy Brewer

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