Hansen testifies in support of better access to quality equipment for nursing mothers

LANSING—Sen. Goeff Hansen testified on Thursday before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Community Health. Gwen Williams (left) and Debbi Taylor, representing the Muskegon County Breastfeeding Coalition, joined Hansen in advocating for improved access to quality breast pumps for nursing mothers.

“It is imperative that those who choose to breastfeed have access to the equipment they need to maintain supply, nourish their baby and gain positive health benefits for themselves,” said Hansen, R-Hart.

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Sen. Hansen and guest testify in support of more local road funding

LANSING—State Sen. Goeff Hansen invited Ken Hulka (left), managing director of the Muskegon County Road Commission, to provide testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.

Hansen and Hulka offered comments in support of allocating additional road funding for local road agencies adversely affected by the recent winter storms.

“Communities along the Lake Michigan shoreline have received the brunt of lake effect snow.  As a consequence of the unusually high snow totals, our local road agencies have, in most cases, exceeded their winter maintenance budgets,” said Hansen, R-Hart. “Under the circumstances, they’ve done their best to keep our streets safe and open to traffic.

“I appreciate the work they do on our behalf, and I believe it’s only fair to make sure they have the necessary funding to recoup their costs and to be able to plan for their upcoming summer maintenance season.”

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Hansen and guests join the governor in promise-zone bill signing

LANSING—Sen. Goeff Hansen (standing, holding the bill) on Tuesday was joined in Lansing by Gov. Rick Snyder (seated) and representatives from the 10 Michigan promise zones, including members of the Muskegon Promise Zone Authority, for the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 312, now Public Act 210 of 2013. The law, authored by Hansen, R-Hart, provides increased access to higher educational opportunities for students in promise zones.

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