Senate Republicans announce fall agenda

LANSING — Legislation to help spur job growth is at the top of the Senate Republican fall agenda unveiled recently, said Sen. Jack Brandenburg, R-Harrison Township.

The agenda has four goals: spurring job creation, strengthening education, protecting the rights of citizens and continuing government reform.

“The Senate Republican fall agenda is about jobs,” Brandenburg said. “The only way we’re going to turn things around in our state and get Michigan’s economy back on the path to prosperity is to help job providers. I support this ambitious agenda and look forward to tackling it in the coming months.”

To help spur job creation, the Senate will take up measures to:

  • Reform the state’s personal property tax, which discourages business investment and expansion;
  • Streamline the regulatory process to cut through bureaucratic red tape; and
  • Rebuild our roads and bridges in order to improve access to all areas in Michigan.

The Senate also plans to make government more accountable, clarify the current medical marijuana law, pass legislation to protect seniors, reform insurance, and end lifetime benefits for legislators.

Action has already been taken on a package of bills to restore the American dream by increasing penalties for those who prey upon homeowners in vulnerable financial situations.