Representative Sara Cambensy

MARQUETTE, MI--   State Representative Sara Cambensy is holding a series of town halls this month to talk about the state budget.

She’ll talk to constituents at four meetings around the 109th District. The meetings will be held as follows:

·        Monday, Oct. 22, from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Village of Newberry Offices, 302 E. McMillan Ave. in Newberry.

·        Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Marquette Township Hall, 1000 Commerce Dr. in Marquette.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The state and Enbridge Energy have reached an agreement to pursue construction of a tunnel underneath the Straits of Mackinac, a move designed to mitigate the environmental risk of a leak by containing the spill within the tunnel.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A lawsuit brought by a company against state Representative Sara Cambensy has been dismissed.

LaSalle Enterprises, LLC said Cambensy owed $5,690 for campaign management services rendered. In October of 2017 she paid LaSalle $3,750, and when she refused to pay the higher amount, LaSalle sued.

An appointed three-attorney panel ruled the $3,750 payment was sufficient, and the company cashed the check last week.

The services were rendered during Cambensy’s campaign to fill the 109th District House seat vacated by John Kivela.

CLEVELAND, OH--   State Representative Sara Cambensy and a delegation of U.P. leaders met with Cleveland Cliffs officials in Cleveland Thursday. 

LANSING, MI--   The Michigan House has approved a resolution supporting Cleveland Cliffs’ return to the Upper Peninsula. 

Sponsored by Representative Sara Cambensy, the resolution is meant to persuade

CCI to reopen the Empire Mine, which closed in 2016. The company is deciding if it will return to Michigan or construct a new mine in Minnesota.

Cambensy and Representative Scott Dianda testified Tuesday in support of the resolution, which was then approved by the full House.

LANSING, MI--   Two U.P. lawmakers urged the Michigan Senate to encourage Cleveland Cliffs to reopen the Empire Mine. 

Representative Sara Cambensy and Senator Tom Casperson testified in front of the Senate Natural Resources Committee Wednesday. They both authored a resolution encouraging the company to come back to Marquette County instead of building a new mine in Minnesota.

LANSING, MI--   State Representative Sara Cambensy has introduced a resolution encouraging the state to show support for Cleveland Cliffs, Incorporated. 

CCI is deciding whether it should reopen the Empire Mine or build a new mining operation in Minnesota. Cambensy says Cleveland Cliffs has been a pillar of the region’s economy for more than 170 years, and continued investment in the Marquette Iron Range would benefit the area’s families, cities, and townships.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two Michigan lawmakers are holding a meeting in Marquette to discuss saving for college.

Senator Tom Casperson and Representative Sara Cambensy are inviting parents to Peter White Public Library April 13 to learn about the Michigan Education Trust prepaid tuition program. During the meeting MET representatives will also unveil and discuss the results of a survey detailing the college savings habits of Upper Peninsula residents.

Interview with State Representative Sara Cambensy, elected to finish the term of the late John Kivela. Topics include state politics, House rules and practices, current issues and activities. Media guest: Great Lakes Radio News Director Walt Lindala. 

LANSING, MI--   Michigan’s 109th House District now has a Representative.

Democrat Sara Cambensy took the oath of office in Lansing Thursday. She won a special election and is serving out the term left vacant by the late John Kivela. That term runs through 2018.

Cambensy previously served as Marquette City Commissioner from 2012 until this month.

The 109th House District serves Alger, Luce, Schoolcraft, and most of Marquette counties.