Senator Ed McBroom

LANSING, MI--   A plan announced by the Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday would provide additional investment and guidelines for school districts to safely reopen in the fall, said Sen. Ed McBroom.

LANSING, MI--   State Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township, issued the following statement on Wednesday, after Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. announced Tuesday that it will restart its Tilden mining operations this month.

LANSING, MI--   State Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township, issued the following statement on Friday, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Orders 2020-114 and 2020-115 to reopen more regions and economic sectors in the state:

LANSING, MI--   A Senate panel has approved a bill to rename a portion of M-35 in Forsyth Township the Ben Lauren and Don Riling Memorial Highway. 

The bill is sponsored by state Senator Ed McBroom. He was joined at the committee in support of the bill by state Representative Sara Cambensy, Marquette County Commissioner Bill Nordeen, and Forsyth Township Supervisor Joe Boogren, who testified remotely.

Forsyth Township Fire Department Captain Benjamin Lauren, 23, of Gwinn, died in the line of duty while fighting a structure fire on March 13.

LANSING, MI--   Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township, issued the following statement on Monday, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a partial reopening of the Upper Peninsula, effective Friday, May 22.

LANSING, MI--   The following press release is from Senator Ed McBroom’s office in Lansing:

Senator Ed McBroom said Friday that he voted to create the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic to examine the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, and for legislation to limit the governor’s authority during states of declared emergency or disaster.

LANSING, MI--   State Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, shared the following statement on Wednesday regarding the Upper Peninsula Energy Task Force Committee’s first draft of recommendations and subsequent comments made by Attorney General Dana Nessel:

“While I appreciate the work of the task force, there are key points that should be considered when making recommendations, including feasibility and cost of a proposal. It seems both were ignored for many of the ideas generated by the task force.

LANSING, MI--   State Senator Ed McBroom says there’s help for residents who are experiencing emotional distress during this unprecedented time. 

The Vulcan Republican says time away from work, school and everyday routines is challenging. Uncertainty and fear are affecting many people in ways they didn’t think was possible.

McBroom says several resources are available if people need to talk to someone. They include:

LANSING, MI--   State Senator Ed McBroom is closing his Lansing office to the public.

The Vulcan Republican says he’s following the recommendations of medical professionals and elected leaders and enacting social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

McBroom says he’ll continue to serve residents of the 38th District by phone, email and social media.

To contact McBroom’s office call 517-373-7840, email, or go to his Facebook page at

LANSING, MI--   For the second time this month, Michigan's Republican-led Senate has blocked one of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's appointments to the state commission that regulates hunting and fishing. 

The Senate on Thursday rejected George Heartwell, a former mayor of Grand Rapids. Gun-rights groups opposed his nomination in part because, as mayor, he backed an ordinance banning guns in public buildings and was a member of a gun-control group co-founded by former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg.