Senator Michael Webber​'s Press Releases

Sen. Webber moves to increase security funding, transparency for MDHHS psychiatric hospitals

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael Webber on Tuesday offered amendments to increase security funding and provide for more legislative oversight of Michigan’s psychiatric hospitals as part of the ongoing legislative process to finalize the state’s budget for the 2025 fiscal year. “A growing pattern of concerning events surrounding in-patient psychiatric care for minors has recently led to two major lawsuits against the state,” said Webber, R-Rochester

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Sen. Webber celebrates Troy High School senior named among Presidential Scholars

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael Webber on Monday applauded Troy High School senior Aanya Shah for being named as a 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholar announced by the U.S. Department of Education. “I congratulate Aanya Shah for this outstanding achievement. Her commitment and dedication to leadership, service and success throughout her high school career is truly inspiring and a great source of pride for Troy, the surrounding

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Sen. Webber supports $1.6M in natural resource investments for Greater Rochester Area

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael Webber on Thursday voted for legislation to approve a $27.3 million Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) investment into park and trail developments and public land acquisitions across Michigan, including $1.6 million for two projects in the Greater Rochester Area. “This trust fund has proven to be a great tool for investing in our parks and natural resources without putting additional tax

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Sen. Webber seeks to grow state’s health care workforce as part of new economic development effort

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Health Policy Minority Vice Chair Michael Webber on Wednesday introduced legislation to increase opportunities for licensed public health care workers to transfer out-of-state credentials as part of a larger plan introduced by Senate Republicans to encourage economic growth in Michigan. “Michigan needs more health professionals, and we must ensure that bureaucratic red tape is not hindering talented individuals from establishing roots to

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Sen. Webber will host in-district office hour on May 13

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michael Webber, R-Rochester Hills, invites residents of the 9th Senate District to join him for a local office hour session on May 13. Webber will meet with constituents from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13, at Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park Road in Sterling Heights. The meeting will take place in the library conference room. No appointment

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Sen. Webber celebrates launch of MEDC defense, aerospace innovation office

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michael Webber on Monday applauded the launch of the Office of Defense & Aerospace Innovation (ODAI) within the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to attract, retain, and grow investments into the state’s defense and aerospace industry. “Michigan has a proud legacy as the Arsenal of Democracy and this new office will ensure our state continues to be a national leader in

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