Senator Michael Webber​'s Press Releases

Sen. Webber celebrates $552K grant to combat blight in Oakland County

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael Webber on Friday announced the Oakland County Land Bank Authority was awarded a $552,500 state grant to help eliminate blight and convert underutilized land into productive space. “These grants are an invaluable investment into our future,” said Webber, R-Rochester Hills. “Blight elimination does more than just remove public eyesores — often dangerous abandoned properties. It also helps to boost economic development

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Webber, Tisdel move to end exception to slavery ban in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael Webber and Rep. Mark Tisdel on Wednesday introduced measures in both chambers of the state Legislature to eliminate the exception clause in Michigan’s ban on slavery and involuntary servitude. Webber introduced Senate Joint Resolution G to amend a clause in Michigan’s 1963 constitution that permits the use of involuntary servitude as criminal punishment. The resolution would delete the words “unless for

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Sen. Webber celebrates 45 years of Jet’s Pizza

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael Webber (left), R-Rochester Hills, on Monday presented a legislative tribute to Jet’s Pizza CEO John Jetts (center left) and Vice President of Store Operations Jeff Galloway (right) along with state Rep. Nate Shannon (center right), D-Sterling Heights, in celebration of the company’s 45th anniversary. “This is an anniversary worth celebrating; Jet’s Pizza is a true Michigan success story,” Webber said. Jet’s

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Sen. Webber meets with Troy community leaders

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael Webber, R-Rochester Hills, on Friday joined Troy Mayor Ethan Baker, area legislators and members of the Troy Community Foundation Advisory Board to discuss local and state issues affecting the city of Troy. The foundation was formed in 2016 by a group of residents and business owners to support citizen-driven initiatives that promote the very best in the Troy community. It organizes

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Sen. Webber encourages timely, fair resolution to auto strike

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michael Webber on Friday urged a fair and fast resolution after United Auto Workers members began their targeted strike against Stellantis NV, General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. “The direct and in-direct importance of the auto industry in Michigan cannot be understated. So many families and businesses across our state, and particularly around Metro Detroit, are economically affected by the

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Webber Bridge Michigan Op-Ed: Major policy changes should require legislative approval

By Michael Webber 9th Senate District As government grows, we must be vigilant about transparency and accountability. Frankly, I don’t think it is a good idea to increase the size, scope, and power of the bureaucracy but that seems to be the direction we are being taken. Yet the Democrats who currently hold the levers of power in state government seem determined on creating more regulations,

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