Zorn to hold office hours in Milan on Feb. 5

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Dale Zorn announced on Wednesday that he will conduct district office hours in Milan on Friday, Feb. 5.

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 Feb. 5 office hours will be held 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Milan Public Library, 151 Wabash St., Milan.

“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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Sen. Dale Zorn comments on well injection permit withdraw

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, issued the following statement regarding Trendwell Energy Corporation’s decision to withdraw their permit for the Secor #D4-18 SWD injection well proposed in Summerfield Township:

“I was very happy to receive the news that Trendwell pulled their application. This gives us time to take a longer look at what regulations and safeguards should be in place for waste injection wells in our area of Michigan, without the possibility of a permit being issued.

“I look forward to continue working with Trendwell, the industry, experts on groundwater and geology and my fellow legislators to make sure water is protected and the unique challenges of the karst geology in southeastern Michigan are considered going forward.”

Attached is a letter sent by Trendwell Energy to local landowners informing them of the news and a copy of the letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requesting their permit be withdrawn.

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Sen. Dale Zorn comments on State of the State address

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. — After listening to the governor’s 2016 State of the State address Tuesday night, Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, issued the following statement:

“Tonight we heard a governor with a plan. He gave a very good explanation of the problem in Flint and the steps to fix it. He was forthcoming, accepted responsibility and expressed his willingness to work with the Legislature and the local government in the city to resolve the problem.

“It was very different from past speeches, but his positive attitude came out. It was very typical of his work ethic and his strong desire to solve problems.

“Beyond Flint water, I was glad to hear his assessment of our economy. Jobs are up and the wage scale is up, but we cannot stop. We need to continue to make Michigan a place where companies want to come and create jobs.

“Finally, the governor focused on Detroit Public Schools. It’s a serious issue, and it’s going to require thinking outside the box. He showed leadership that it’s an issue he wants to take on.”

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Editor’s note: Audio comments by Zorn will be available on the senator’s website at www.SenatorDaleZorn.com. Click on “Audio” under the Media Center tab.

**PHOTO ADVISORY** Sen. Zorn welcomes area guests to state Capitol for State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, welcomed guests from Lenawee and Monroe counties to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday night before Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2016 State of the State address. Pictured from left: Tim Lake of the Monroe County Business Development Corp.; Edward Engle, Jr., president of Rima Manufacturing in Hudson; Zorn; Joan Gould and her husband Larry J. Gould of the Lenawee County Farm Bureau.

Editor’s note: A print-quality photograph of Zorn and his guests 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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***Media Advisory*** Sen. Dale Zorn available for comments following State of the State address

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn will be available for comments following the governor’s State of the State address on Tuesday.

Who:
Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, chair of the Senate Local Government Committee.

What:
Reaction and comments following the governor’s State of the State address.

When:
Immediately following the address, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Where:
By phone or at House Appropriations Room
Third Floor
State Capitol
Lansing, MI

Briefing:
Zorn will be available following the State of the State address for comments on state issues mentioned by the governor in the address.

Please call Paul Egnatuk at (269) 209-3867 to schedule an interview time with the senator.

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Sen. Zorn to hold a district coffee hour in Monroe on January 22

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Dale Zorn has announced that he will conduct a district coffee hour in Monroe on Friday, Jan. 22.

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 9 to 10 a.m. at Panera Bread, 393 N. Telegraph Road in Monroe.

“I am holding this 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 meetings 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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Sen. Dale Zorn scores perfect voting record — again

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate recorded 642 roll call votes in 2015, and Sen. Dale Zorn made sure to cast a vote on every single one of them.

“The people of Monroe and Lenawee counties sent me to Lansing to be their voice in the state Senate,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “At the foundation of that duty is being at work each day and casting my vote on legislation. I take personally the responsibility entrusted in me and am proud to have never missed a single vote — in 2015.”

According to MichiganVotes.org, Michigan’s 38 senators and 110 representatives missed a combined 1,055 recorded roll call votes in 2015. The number of missed votes is down from 1,093 in 2014 and has been greatly reduced since 2001-2002, when the site began tracking the information and the legislators missed a total of 21,162 votes.

Zorn said that he also had perfect voting records all four years of his service in the House of Representatives from 2011 through 2014.

In total, Zorn has not missed a single vote of more than 3,500 roll call votes during his five years in the Legislature.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve on behalf of the hardworking men and women of Michigan’s 17th Senate District,” Zorn said. “As they go to work each day, I believe they deserve the same dedication from their elected officials.”

Zorn was one of 14 senators and 65 representatives who missed no votes in 2015. The full Missed Votes Report is available at www.MichiganVotes.org/MissedVotes.aspx.

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