Zorn to hold December office hours in Petersburg and Tecumseh

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Dale Zorn announced on Monday that he will conduct district office hours in Petersburg on Dec. 11 and in Tecumseh on Dec. 14.

Office hours are open to residents to express their opinions or concerns about state government or to request assistance with a state issue. No appointment is necessary.

The Dec. 11 office hours will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library, 60 East Center St., Petersburg.

The Dec. 14 office hours will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the British Tea Garden, 112 E. Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh.

“I am holding these local office hours in order to help provide residents a convenient opportunity to meet with me in person,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “My aim is to provide the best service possible for the hardworking people of the 17th District. I look forward to continuing a regular series of meetings throughout the district and hearing directly from constituents in one-on-one discussions.”

Residents who are unable to attend one of the office hours may contact Zorn’s office at (517) 373-3543 or via e-mail at SenDZorn@senate.michigan.gov.

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**PHOTO ADVISORY** Sen. Zorn helps celebrate Bedford Senior Center’s 44th anniversary

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, joined residents and staff on Sunday, Nov. 15 to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the Bedford Senior Center. Zorn presented a special tribute to Executive Director Diane Carroll (holding the tribute) in honor of the center’s 44 years of serving area seniors.

Editor’s note: A print-quality photograph of Zorn is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at: www.senatordalezorn.com. Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.

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Zorn offers 2015 Hunting Update online

LANSING, Mich. — As the start of deer hunting season approaches, Sen. Dale Zorn is reminding residents that there are several resources available online for hunters to help ensure the season is a safe and successful one.

“Hunting has always been a favorite tradition and pastime of many families in Michigan, and I remain committed to protecting our hunting rights,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “Michigan attracts more hunters than any other state because our great outdoors offers something to interest every hunter. With deer firearm season about to start, I want to pass along some useful information and urge all outdoor enthusiasts to hunt safely.”

colbeck-officehoursZorn’s 2015 Hunting Update is available on the senator’s website at www.SenatorDaleZorn.com under “Publications.” It includes information on licenses, safety and the various deer hunting seasons in Michigan.

“Our rich hunting heritage plays a key role in our way of life and contributes $2.3 billion to Michigan’s economy,” Zorn said. “By hunting safely, we all can help ensure an enjoyable time for the entire family and help protect our hunting heritage for generations to come. I hope everyone has a safe and successful season.”

In 2014, an estimated 614,593 hunters spent more than 8 million days afield. Those hunters harvested about 329,000 deer — more deer than was harvested in any other Midwest state.

Hunting guides, including all current Michigan rules and regulations, can be found at: www.michigan.gov/hunting. On the site, visitors can also learn about all other hunting seasons and how to get a license.

In the “Where Can I Hunt” section, hunters can create and print customized routes. The Mi-HUNT feature enables hunters to view 7 million acres of state and federal public lands and printable hunting maps highlighting the vegetation of most interest to hunters.

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Zorn supports comprehensive road funding plan

Bills ensure a long-term, responsible solution for better roads

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, issued the following statement following the passage of a comprehensive road funding plan:

“This is a simple and responsible approach to fixing our crumbling infrastructure. Once fully phased in, it guarantees $1.2 billion of additional funding for addressing Michigan’s transportation problem.

“This balanced proposal will fix our roads while protecting lower income families by expanding the Homestead Property Tax Credit and limiting the growth of government by reducing the income tax every time state growth exceeds the rate of inflation. Had the income tax rollback been in effect this year, it would have cut the rate for 2016 from 4.25 percent to approximately 3.96 percent.

“The plan makes reforms to reduce the cost of repairs without sacrificing quality by ensuring the bidding for infrastructure projects is more competitive and demands that road work is warrantied to last.

“I have been asked to fix the roads. We have acted to fix the way that we fund, repair, maintain and improve our roads in both the short and long term. I will continue to see that we put additional money toward roads in the next budget and that our taxes are used efficiently.”

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Zorn holding a coffee hour in Lambertville on Nov. 13

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Dale Zorn will conduct a coffee hour in Lambertville on Friday, Nov. 13. Coffee hours are open to residents to express their opinions or concerns about state government or to request assistance with a state issue.

The coffee hour will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Tim Hortons, located at 3309 W. Sterns Road in Lambertville.

“I am sponsoring a local coffee hour in order to help provide residents a convenient opportunity to meet with me in person,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “My aim is to provide the best service possible for the hardworking people of the 17th District. I look forward to continuing a regular series of coffee hours throughout the district and hearing directly from constituents in one-on-one discussions.”

To respect other patrons of the restaurant, no town-hall style discussions will be entertained. No appointment is necessary.

Residents who are unable to attend the coffee hour may contact Zorn’s office at (517) 373-3543 or via e-mail at SenDZorn@senate.michigan.gov.

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