Senator Michael Webber​'s Press Releases

Sen. Webber seeks harsher punishments for fentanyl trafficking as part of Safer Communities initiative

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael Webber on Thursday introduced Senate Bill 726 to increase penalties for the creation, production and distribution of fentanyl and other classified substances as part of a larger plan by Senate Republicans focused on protecting Michiganders from national border security issues. “Failed federal policies have resulted in the exponential flood of fentanyl into our local communities and the results have been tragic,”

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Sen. Webber renews calls for MDHHS scrutiny after $100M lawsuit filed over alleged beating of child in state’s care

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael Webber is renewing his call for legislative hearings to investigate ongoing concerns over patient care at the state’s only psychiatric hospital for minors operated under the direction of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. “We are hearing these horrific stories far too regularly,” said Webber, R-Rochester Hills. “Parents rely on MDHHS and the only state-operated psychiatric hospital for minors

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Sen. Webber visits Walter Reuther hospital as scrutiny mounts over state care of minor psychiatric patients

LANSING, Mich. — Days after a $13 million legal settlement was announced as part of the fallout from a questionably executed unannounced active shooter drill at the only state-run psychiatric hospital for minors, Sen. Michael Webber visited the Walter P. Reuther Psychiatric Hospital, where young patients being temporarily housed during reconstruction of the Hawthorn Center. “The settlement represents an acknowledgment by the governor’s health and human

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Sen. Webber will host local office hour on Feb. 12

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 Feb 12. Webber will meet with constituents from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, at Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park Road in Sterling Heights. The meeting will take place in the library conference room. No

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Sen. Webber welcomes Troy mayor to Capitol for 2024 State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michael Webber, R-Rochester Hills, welcomed Troy Mayor Ethan Baker and his wife Bethany to the Capitol as his guests for the governor’s 2024 State of the State address on Wednesday. Webber was able to secure a $10 million appropriation in the state’s 2024 fiscal year budget for two sections of sound walls to be built along I-75 in Troy, working with

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Sen. Webber applauds state auditor for announcing ORR investigation that will include Hawthorn Center

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael Webber on Friday thanked the Office of Auditor General (OAG) for its announcement to investigate the Office of Recipients Rights (ORR) for how it handles allegations at the Hawthorn Center and other state-run psychiatric hospitals as part of its 2024 audit cycle. “The Department of Health and Human Services’ management of the Hawthorn Center has become a serious concern,” said Webber,

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