Senator Rick Outman's Press Releases

Sen. Outman reacts to State of the State address

“Tonight, the governor laid out her priorities for the upcoming year, and her outlook for the state’s future. “The governor’s words about bipartisanship and calls for working together haven’t always been followed up by her actions. For the third year in a row, the governor called on everyone to work together, and like many others listening tonight, her words left me feeling skeptical. “Time and again,

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Outman supports Senate plan investing in water quality, dams and natural resources

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Rick Outman on Thursday voted in favor of legislation that includes more than $3 billion to repair public water systems and critical dams and protect Michigan’s environment and natural resources. “This is a major investment in our state’s future,” said Outman, R-Six Lakes, who chairs the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. “The bill uses existing state and federal resources to help

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Outman announces November office hours

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, announced that he has scheduled office hours for the month of November. The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. No appointment is necessary. Outman’s upcoming office hours are as follows: Friday, Nov. 5 11 a.m. – noon.

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Outman resolution encourages supporting veteran-owned businesses

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution introduced by Sen. Rick Outman encouraging Michigan residents to support veteran-owned businesses. Senate Resolution 90 formally designates November 2021 as “Do Business with a Veteran Month” in Michigan. The resolution encourages residents to seek out veteran-owned companies and acknowledges the special skillsets many veterans bring with them as they return home. It also encourages Michigan

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Outman receives 2021 Joe Curtin Legislative Advocacy Award

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, was recently awarded the first-ever Joe Curtin Legislative Advocacy Award. Outman was nominated by a constituent who suggested the senator as a worthy candidate due to his work to address the substitute teacher shortage in Michigan and protect the pensions of those who spent decades earning their retirement. The award was named in honor of State and

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Outman legislation would improve local responses to mental health emergencies

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation sponsored by state Sens. Rick Outman and Stephanie Chang that seeks to improve the state’s response to mental health-related emergencies and improve access to mental health care for those in the criminal justice system. “Addressing mental health-related emergencies and the criminal justice system’s response is something I’ve been speaking to local law enforcement in my district

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