January 26, 2017
Feb. 18 and 19 is this year's first free fishing weekend in Michigan. Start making your plans for a fun-filled, family weekend of free fishing. For more information, visit Michigan.gov/freefishing.
September 7, 2016
Hansen reminds residents to take basic safety precautions when heading out to hunt in Michigan's great outdoors.
May 12, 2016
Hansen appears on Michigan Radio's Stateside program to explain how he hopes to reach a DPS compromise with his colleagues.
April 21, 2016
Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, reminds boaters to be sensible, safe, and sober to help keep the Great Lakes State a safe place for summer boating fun.
January 25, 2016
Each year, College Goal helps deserving students all over Michigan receive thousands of dollars for college.
January 25, 2016
More than 6,000 miles of groomed trails make scenic and snowy Michigan a great place to snowmobile, but riders must remember safety first.
January 19, 2016
Hansen, R-Hart: Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 constitute the first of two 2016 free fishing weekends hosted by the Michigan DNR. The weekends allow anyone to fish free without a license.
Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, discusses Senate Bill 671, which makes changes to the Grape, Wine, Brewing and Distilling Industries Council.
December 15, 2015
SB 671 would expand the membership of the Grape, Wine, Brewing and Distilling Industries Council to more accurately reflect the industry.
September 23, 2015
Senator Goeff Hansen R- Hart: Reminds residents to take basic safety precautions when heading out to hunt in Michigan's great outdoors.
April 14, 2015
The bill helps police recover transportation costs from those who commit crimes.
March 25, 2015
January 21, 2015
Senator Hansen: Money to help medicaid mothers get breast pumps the right thing to do for Michigan families.
June 25, 2014
April 28, 2014
March 11, 2014
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen cites a shortage of physicians serving the public health sector and the positive impact incentives will have in attracting more to the area.
February 18, 2014
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen today testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee requesting $100 million in supplemental funding for much needed pot hole repair.
Senator Hansen's legislation reimburses police for transportation costs incurred due to shoplifting and retail arrests.
January 30, 2014
Senator Hansen's reaction to the State of the State Address: Michigan is coming back and it's time we talk about it.
January 16, 2014
December 10, 2013
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen sponsored this legislation to help pharmacists in rural areas remain open during difficult economic times and provide for the needs of their rural patients.
September 12, 2013
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen sponsored this legislation to aid areas where pharmacies cannot afford to employ full time pharmacists and ensure patient services are uninterrupted.
June 12, 2013
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen's legislation is now on its way to be signed into law by Governor Snyder. The bill allows small wineries to better compete by allowing them to host tasting and sales at local farmers markets.
Senator Hansen: Allowing small winemakers access to sell their products at farmers' markets is another tool to promote Michigan agriculture.
May 7, 2013
April 25, 2013
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen sponsored Senate Bill 218 to give local governments the ability to raise revenue for dredging, invasive species protection or whatever needs arise in the maintenance of waterways.
March 14, 2013
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen sponsored this legislation to help local governments obtain funding through tax increment financing for dredging and other waterway projects in their communities.
Senator Hansen announces legislation to provide long term funding solution for dredging Michigan's waterways.
February 12, 2013
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen held a press conference today to introduce bills designed to provide ongoing funding mechanisms to ensure Michigan's waterways remain open for both business and pleasure.
Senator Hansen introduces legislation to rename the Hart-Montaque Trail: The William Field Memorial Trail.
February 5, 2013
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen cited the need for those using the trial to know of its founder and origin. Mr. Field purchased the land and donated the state's first Rail Trail.
January 31, 2013
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen will co-chair this caucus charged with addressing problems and issues related to the state's ports and waterways.
Senator Hansen introduces legislation to allow small wine companies better access to the marketplace.
January 23, 2013
January 23, 2013
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen introduced this legislation after a west Michigan school superintendent was involved in an investigation into embezzlement of school funds.
January 16, 2013
June 7, 2012
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen successfully offered an amendment to a Senate supplemental appropriations bills that would make available a $15 million fund from which farmers could borrow at zero interest. These funds will help Michigan farmers and the communities they support make it through this growing season.
Senator Hansen describes the far reaching impact agricultural losses have on other areas of Michigan's economy.
June 5, 2012
March 7, 2012
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen gives a first hand account of the economic devastation a community faces when correctional facilities are closed due to financial inefficiencies and overspending. In support of SB877, Senator Hansen cites how this legislation can help other communities avoid similar outcomes.
Senator Hansen reacts to the SOTS with an eye to the future and more hard work to put Michigan back on top.
January 18, 2012
Senator Hansen comments on legislation that lays the ground work for the development of downtown Muskegon.
December 15, 2011
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen worked with Senator Dave Hildenbrand and Representative Holly Hughes to ensure Muskegon's plan can move forward without delay.
Senator Goeff Hansen addresses the full Senate on legislation he sponsored to address the ongoing threat of invasive species in the Great Lakes.
October 6, 2011
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen worked to create a vehicle by which experts can proactively manage invasive species that may be a threat in the future. This will have greater success than the current reactive approach.
Senator Hansen comments on the passage of a package of bills allowing possession of tasers by people who have concealed weapons permits.
October 4, 2011
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen notes that 43 states currently allow the purchase and restricted use of these non-police grade self protection devices with no training. Senator Hansen's law will require users to have a CCW permit (carry concealed weapon) and the necessary training that comes with it.
September 28, 2011
Michigan state Senator Goeff Hansen sponsored this legislation to correct and oversight in the law. Until SB551-2 passed, it was illegal to furnish an inmate with a cell phone, but not illegal for the inmate to possess one. The danger of inmates threatening the families of guards or witnesses by cell phone warranted the immediate need for these bills.
September 21, 2011
Michigan Senator Goeff Hansen sponsored one of the bills to prevent this barbaric procedure in Michigan. The bills now go to the House for approval.
Senator Hansen comments on legislation he sponsored to bring protect the pensions of public employees.
June 15, 2011
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen sponsored Senate Bill 409 to level the income tax playing field for those who do not receive or have opted out of Social Security.
May 26, 2011
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen expresses relief in the end of one time budgets fixes and a realistic approach to responsible spending.
May 4, 2011
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen applauds the Senate in passing a bill that allows Boy Scouts to begin fire fighter training creating more quality community volunteers for the future.
Senator Hansen comments on legislation to prevent onerous over regulation that discourages businesses looking to build or expand in Michigan.
May 4, 2011
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen sponsored one of the bills in this package that forces any rule making by state departments to be approved through the legislative process. When the previous administration could not get votes for new regulations, they circumvented the legislature and imposed rules anyway at the department level.
April 27, 2011
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen expresses the need to find dollars so schools won't have to endure cuts at the current level.
February 22, 2011
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen explains the need to bring people to Michigan: once here they will want to live and work here.
February 17, 2011
Michigan State Senator Goeff hansen introduced the resolution in reaction to the proposed banning of snowmobiling and firearm hunting in the Huron Manistee National Forests by the federal government. The resolution asks the federal government to not enact policy changes based upon the complaints of one individual but rather based upon what is most beneficial for the entire region.
February 17, 2011
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen invites the people of west Michigan to discuss their concerns during office hours at 2 locations. In Montague from 9-10:15am at the Book Nook and Java Shop, 8726 Ferry St. He'll also be in Whitehall from 10:30-11:45am at Gary's Restaurant, 906 Colby St.
February 10, 2011
Michigan State Senator Goeff Hansen will hold office hours on Feb. 14, from 8-9:15am at Suzie's Village Inn, 340 N. Third Ave., Fruitport and from 9:45-11am at The Ravenna Roundtable, 12396 Stafford St., Ravenna. All are invited to come and express their viewpoints.
January 19, 2011