Senator Ed McBroom

LANSING, MI--   Bills sponsored by state Senator Ed McBroom to combat the spread of meth have passed the Senate.

The legislation would place restrictions on the amount of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine a person may purchase per month and per year. A resident would be allowed to buy 7.2 grams per month, down from 9 grams, and up to 61.2 grams per year.

LANSING, MI--   Upper Peninsula lawmakers are criticizing the Department of Natural Resources after the DNR requested records from Enbridge dating back to 1953.  

Officials say they want to review Enbridge’s compliance with terms of an agreement that allowed Line 5 to be placed in the Straits of Mackinac.

Representative Sara Cambensy says she’s disappointed by the letter. The Democrat says she’s not sure why the administration is bombarding Enbridge with tedious information requests that have already been vetted by past and current state legal teams.

The following is a press release from the office of Michigan Senator Ed McBroom:

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The following is a press release from Michigan Senator Ed McBroom's office:

State Sen. Ed McBroom was among a select group of state and local elected officials who were invited to join President Donald Trump for the signing of two executive orders at the White House on Wednesday. 

The executive orders are part of the president’s commitment to reducing regulatory burdens on individuals and small businesses.

LANSING, MI--   While Governor Gretchen Whitmer calls the Legislature-approved budget bills “a mess,” Senator Ed McBroom says it’s a fiscally responsible, balanced budget that doesn’t raise taxes and still directs money to fix roads. 

The Vulcan Republican says it includes $950,000 to help cover a shortfall in pension funding for the Michigan Works! UPWARD Talent Agency. The agency supports workforce development in six western U.P. counties.

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

Sen. Ed McBroom and Rep. Greg Markkanen on Friday expressed disappointment in recent action by the state Department of Corrections (MDOC) to remove the sewer system from the site of the former Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marinesco.

Local and state officials have been exploring options for alternative uses for the facility, which the department shuttered in 2018.

WASHINGTON, D.C.--   State Senator Ed McBroom is asking for an exemption for the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans so it can continue to receive services from Medicare and Medicaid. 

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require skilled nursing facilities like Jacobetti to equip each resident room with its own bathroom. Currently, 105 of the 186 beds at the facility, all occupied by men, do not meet CMS certification requirements because the bathroom facilities are shared by two residents.

MARQUETTE, MI--   State Senator Ed McBroom wants to hear from businesses having problems with rail service in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. 

Two meetings are scheduled next week for customers who are encountering a lack of service in the region.

“Well, we have businesses reporting an unwillingness from the rail companies to work with them. Rail is going right by but the company doesn’t want to stop or wants to charge enormous fees,” McBroom says.    

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ESCANABA -  State Senator Ed McBroom is inviting residents to tune in to a remote teleconference this week.

LANSING, MI--   State Senator Ed McBroom is inviting residents to participate by teleconference in an upcoming hearing of the Senate Natural Resources Committee. 

The Wednesday morning meeting will feature a Senate bill that would reverse a ban on baiting and feeding in the entire Lower Peninsula. It could also impact proposed DNR baiting and feeding regulations in the Upper Peninsula.

Senators will also discuss the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s application to regulate air and water quality on the L’Anse Reservation.