Senator Dan Lauwers' Press Releases

Lauwers joins bipartisan group of lawmakers calling for agricultural representation in MSU presidential search

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Dan Lauwers was joined by a bipartisan coalition of legislators calling on the Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees to add representation from the state’s agriculture industry on the institution’s recently announced presidential search committee. Lauwers joined 31 other state legislators in authoring a letter to MSU’s trustees urging them to consider input from the state’s critical agriculture industry as they

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Lauwers denounces Democrat hypocrisy

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, issued the following statement after Democratic leadership in the Senate removed him from committee assignments in retaliation for Republicans using long-standing parliamentary rules to delay action on legislation designed to stop an automatic income tax cut from going into effect: “This unconstitutional legislation lumps numerous legislative efforts, along with over $1 billion in corporate welfare, into one

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Lauwers applauds collaborative effort to secure Lexington Marina upgrades

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Dan Lauwers recently voted in favor of legislation that would fund the state’s commitment for critical economic development projects in Lexington. Senate Bill 7, now Public Act 1 of 2023 after being signed into law, includes $8 million for improvements to the Lexington Marina, boardwalk, and surrounding facilities as part of a $20 million collaboration between local, state and federal governments.

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Lauwers supports FY 2023 state budget

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Floor Leader Dan Lauwers on Friday voted to approve the state’s fiscal year 2023 budget plan, which increases funding for K-12 schools, reduces debt, invests in job training programs, and saves resources to provide tax relief. “This is a historic budget for a historic time,” said Lauwers, R-Brockway Township. “Too many students and workers in our state have suffered over the

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Lauwers heralds passage of historic tax relief

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate on Thursday finalized a historic $2.5 billion tax cut plan that would reduce Michigan workers’ personal income tax rates and provide families with a $500 per child tax credit. “This is the right plan for the right time — putting much-needed money back into the hands of hardworking Michiganders to help them combat ever-increasing costs of living caused by rising inflation

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Lauwers comments on State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Floor Leader Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, issued the following statement on Wednesday, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address: “Gov. Whitmer’s desire to provide Michigan residents some tax relief is a welcome development. I am ready and willing to talk about cutting taxes for all senior retirement income sources equally and about lowering taxes across the board for all

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