Brandenburg thrilled with Supreme Court appointment

Brandenburg thrilled with Supreme Court appointment

LANSING— Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday announced the appointment of Judge David Viviano of Sterling Heights to the Michigan Supreme Court.

“The governor really hit this one out of the park.  A home run pick,” said Brandenburg, R-Harrison Township.

Viviano was elected to the Macomb County Circuit Court in 2006 and currently serves as the court’s chief judge.  Prior to serving on the Circuit Court, he was in private practice at various firms.

“I have known Judge Viviano for some time now, and I have no doubt he is the right man for the job,” Brandenburg said. “He has a distinguished record of judicial integrity. He is unbiased and dedicated to the law and I am certain he will make an outstanding justice for years to come. 

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***PHOTO ADVISORY*** Brandenburg supports bills to maintain Michigan’s waterways

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Brandenburg supports bills to maintain Michigan’s waterways

LANSING—Sen. Jack Brandenburg, R-Harrison Township, and Seante colleagues announced at a press conference on Tuesday that the Senate will begin to work to ensure that Michigan’s ports and waterways will be consistently and properly maintained in order to protect both natural resources and economic activity.

“Currently, we are facing historically low water levels and a lack of dredging in Michigan harbors by the federal government,” Brandenburg said. “This is impacting the health of our waterways as well as our economy. Currently, the Senate is working on a plan of action to address short- and long-term solutions to the problems facing our waterways.”

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Brandenburg: Michigan’s waterways are a priority

Brandenburg: Michigan’s waterways are a priority

LANSING— Sen Jack Brandenburg, R-Harrison Township, announced Tuesday that Michigan’s ports and waterways must be consistently and properly maintained in order to protect both natural resources and economic activity.

Brandenburg and several other senators addressed the problems facing Michigan’s waterways this morning at a press conference at the Capitol.

The problems facing our waterways needs to be addressed immediately and a long-term plan to maintain them needs to be developed,” Brandenburg said. “A dredging plan is being developed that will allow Michigan harbors, ports and waterways to be accessible and sustainable for commercials as well as recreational use.”

Brandenburg that funding options to full meet this need and changes to state law are necessary to address this issue.

“There are multiple ways to address this issue,” Brandenburg said “I look forward to studying the various proposals and hearing what experts have to say on this important matter.”

 

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Brandenburg named to Infrastructure Modernization Committee

Brandenburg named to Infrastructure Modernization Committee

LANSING— State Sen. Jack Brandenburg has been named to a new standing committee that will address Gov. Snyder’s road funding proposal.

“It is clear that roads in Michigan need to be improved,” said Brandenburg, R-Harrison Township. “What is not yet clear is how the problem should be addressed. I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues to consider many different solutions to this complicated problem.”

The nine transportation funding bills that have been referred to the Appropriations Committee will be re-referred to the Infrastructure Modernization Committee.

“Everyone on this committee has different skill sets and experience to bring to the table,” Brandenburg said. “It will be hard work; there are many concerns which need to be addressed and questions that need to be answered. However, I look forward to taking on this important issue.”