Senator Michael Webber​'s Press Releases

Sen. Webber welcomes 50 new jobs at Ford’s Sterling Axle

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael Webber applauded Thursday’s announcement from Ford Motor Co. that it will add 50 new jobs at its Sterling Axle Plant as part of a plan to expand production of the brand’s popular F-Series Super Duty pickups. “Ford’s added investment into its Sterling Axle workforce will not only add quality job opportunities for the people of Metro Detroit but also encourage growth

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Sen. Webber named Legislator of the Year by MAHP

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Health Policy Committee Minority Vice Chair Michael Webber (center), R-Rochester Hills, was honored as 2024 Legislator of the Year by Michigan Association of Health Plans Executive Director Dominick Pallone (right) and Deputy Director of Legislation and Advocacy Christine Shearer (left) during the organization’s annual conference last week. MAHP recognizes lawmakers for leadership supporting high-quality, affordable, equitable and accessible health care for Michigan

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Detroit News Op-Ed: Legislature must step up to fight fentanyl trafficking

By Sen. Michael Webber 9th District Fentanyl trafficking has grown exponentially over the past few years and it’s having deadly consequences. This spring, the International Journal of Drug Policy reported more than 115 million pills containing illicit fentanyl were seized by law enforcement agencies across the United States in 2023. That is a dramatic increase from the more than 71 million pills confiscated in 2022 and

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Webber looks to create review board to keep health care affordable as lawmakers consider future coverage mandates

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Committee on Health Policy Minority Vice Chair Michael Webber has introduced legislation to establish a review commission to study the impact of proposed state mandates on health care insurers that exceed the essential health benefits required under the Affordable Care Act to ensure health care remains affordable in Michigan. “While the state Legislature debates important legislation that could cover benefits going beyond

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Sen. Webber supports bills expanding FOIA power over governor’s office, Legislature

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael Webber on Wednesday voted with the Michigan Senate to pass historic bipartisan legislation to increase government transparency by expanding the Freedom of Information Act applications to include the governor’s office and state Legislature. “I have supported efforts to expand and clarify FOIA throughout my time in the Legislature, and I was proud to cast my vote in support of this important

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Local lawmakers raise awareness about available state assistance following Rochester Hills splash pad tragedy

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michael Webber and Rep. Mark Tisdel on Friday encouraged members of the Greater Rochester Area community in need of assistance following the tragic June 15 shooting at the Brooklands Plaza Splash Pad to utilize resources available through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). “Our community suffered a horrific event, and it will take time for us to heal

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