Senator Rick Outman's Press Releases

Outman legislation honors Blue Star Mothers

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Committee on Veterans and Emergency Services on Wednesday took testimony on legislation sponsored by Sen. Rick Outman to annually declare Feb. 1 as Blue Star Mothers Day in Michigan. “I’ve sponsored a resolution honoring the Blue Star Mothers on Feb. 1 for a number of years and this year, I decided to sponsor legislation to recognize the work they do and

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Outman opposes unconstitutional, overreaching gun reforms

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Rick Outman on Thursday issued the following statement regarding his opposition of partisan, overreaching legislation to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners: “These unconstitutional bills are yet another example of self-congratulatory policy that will not yield real world results from this majority. “They fly in the face of not only our Second Amendment rights and the right to self-defense, but

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Outman: Right to Work repeal, prevailing wage bad for workers, state taxpayers

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Rick Outman on Tuesday opposed the Democrat-led effort to repeal Michigan’s Right to Work law and reinstate the controversial prevailing wage requirements. “I was in the House of Representatives when Right to Work passed, and on that day, we sent a message to Michigan workers and Michigan businesses that we were focused on growth and economic prosperity, and that they had

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Outman votes to protect the sanctity of life

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Rick Outman voted no on a Democratic effort to eliminate safeguards for women considering abortion. “These extreme measures are not what the voters of this state supported with the passage of Proposal 3,” said Outman, R-Six Lakes. “People were led to believe the proposal would simply maintain the status quo. Democrats said it wouldn’t have any effect on commonsense protections —

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Outman votes no on Democrat scheme to prevent income tax reduction

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Rick Outman voted no on a Democratic effort to eliminate the income tax rollback. “I cannot understand why Democratic leadership is working so hard to make sure the income tax reduction doesn’t happen. For the last month and a half, we’ve heard nothing but promise after promise to provide relief to people — several of which even came from our governor

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Sen. Outman reacts to State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, issued the following statement on Wednesday in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2023 State of the State address: “Like years past, I’m skeptical of how much she means of what she said tonight after her actions have shown us differently over the last few years. This is now the fifth time she has called for bipartisan efforts

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