Representative Sara Cambensy

LANSING, MI--   Legislation to create a Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future has been signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The committee will include 15 representatives from mining operations, local governments, environmental groups, Native American tribes and other groups. They will make advisory legislative and policy recommendations for sustainable mining practices in Michigan.

LANSING, MI--   Representative Sara Cambensy’s mining bill is heading to Governor Gretchen Whitmer for her signature. 

The Michigan Senate voted unanimously to approve the bill, which would create a Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future. Cambensy says the 15-member committee would advise and make legislative policy recommendations to strengthen and develop sustainable mining practices while protecting the environment. She says it

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LANSING, MI--   State Representative Sara Cambensy has co-sponsored a bill that would cap what insurance companies can charge people for insulin in Michigan. 

The bill sets the maximum chargeable price at $100 per 30-day supply. That’s regardless of the amount or type of insulin needed to fill the prescription.

Cambensy says she grew up with diabetes, and often worried about how much insulin she had left and how far away she was from it. She says the legislation would give diabetics certainty in pricing month-to-month.

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  A discussion on House bill 4227 introduced by Sara Cambensy to create a committee to recommend actions which would strengthen and develop sustainable, more diversified mining and minerals in Michigan 

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LANSING, MI--   A bill to create a Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future has passed the state House.

The legislation is sponsored by Representative Sara Cambensy. She says it would make advisory and legislative policy recommendations to strengthen and develop sustainable mining practices while protecting the environment.

LANSING, MI--   Four Upper Peninsula lawmakers have sent Governor Gretchen Whitmer a letter urging her to support the city of Escanaba in its “dark store” case. 

The city filed a lawsuit against the practice of allowing stores to be valued as if they were vacant in local tax assessments. The litigation is currently before the Michigan Tax Tribunal. The letter asks the governor to increase the $250,000 cap on state support to help Escanaba fight the dark store practice in court.

MARQUETTE, MI--   State Representative Sara Cambensy is holding a series of town halls around her district to talk about state budget priorities and improving the state’s roads and infrastructure.

The first takes place Monday at 11 a.m. in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room in Marquette.

The others are as follows:

MARQUETTE, MI--   State Representative Sara Cambensy is hosting a town hall meeting on government transparency in Marquette Wednesday. 

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson will be at the meeting to discuss the funding of political campaigns and ballot initiatives, conflicts of interests for public leaders, and who is lobbying public officials.

Cambensy and Benson are encouraging residents to share their ideas on how to improve public trust in state government.

LANSING, MI--   Governor Gretchen Whitmer and State Representative Sara Cambensy are holding a telephone town hall on higher education and skilled trades Tuesday.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions of their lawmakers. They can also share suggestions on how to make higher education more affordable and skills training more available.

Joining in on the call will be Joe Lubig, Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Director for the School of Education, Leadership and Public Service at Northern Michigan University.

LANSING, MI--   State Representative Sara Cambensy has introduced legislation she says lays the groundwork for mining in the state for years to come.  

The bill would create a Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future. It would be responsible for making advisory legislative and policy recommendations to strengthen and develop sustainable mining practices in Michigan. The committee is modeled on a Minnesota group that created a long-term mining plan that focused on needs like infrastructure, transportation, energy, applied research, and environmental quality.

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