**Photo Advisory** Sen. Hune welcomes Louis VanCuyl to the state Capitol for Memorial Day Service

 

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Joe Hune, R-Fowlerville, welcomes Louis VanCuyl (left), a World War II veteran from Howell, to the Michigan Senate for the Senate’s 22nd Annual Memorial Day Service.

Lawmakers honored soldiers from their districts who died within the past year. Families who lost loved ones were also recognized by the Senate.

The Michigan Senate held its first Memorial Day Service in 1995 at the initiative of former U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, who was then a state senator.

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Sen. Hune, Reps. Theis and Vaupel, urge Attorney General Bill Schuette to join lawsuit against Obama’s transgender bathroom directive

Sen. Joe Hune

Sen. Joe Hune

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Joe Hune, R-Fowlerville, signed a letter calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette to join the federal lawsuit against President Obama’s directive regarding transgender bathrooms in our nation’s schools.

Joining Hune in signing the letter were state Reps. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, and Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville.

“This is a critical issue facing Michigan children,” Hune said. “We need Attorney General Schuette to protect those he was elected to defend. We need him to provide guidance as to the legality of transgender bathrooms in Michigan.”

The letter was sent after 11 states filed a lawsuit regarding President Obama’s directive regarding transgender bathrooms in schools. The lawsuit seeks to block the Obama administration from implementing, applying or enforcing the new rules, regulations and guidance interpretations.

“As I do not agree with the proposed State Board of Education’s LGBT restroom policy changes, I feel the safety of all students should be the primary focus in our schools, and we should be allowing local districts and parents to determine safety policies for the children that attend classes in their jurisdiction,” said Vaupel.

“We must stand up for the safety of our students. We cannot allow an out-of-control federal government to put our children at risk,” added Theis.

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**Photo Advisory** Sen. Hune recognizes 100th anniversary of Michigan Milk Producers Association

 

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Joe Hune, R-Fowlerville, presents Ken Nobis (right), with a Senate Resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) on May 23.

Nobis serves as the president of the MMPA. Hune presented the resolution during the MMPA 100th anniversary celebration at the Morrill Hall of Agriculture at Michigan State University.

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Sen. Hune demands justice for meningitis outbreak victims

Senator Joe Hune

Senator Joe Hune

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Joe Hune, R-Gregory, added his voice to the growing chorus of calls for justice for victims of the 2012 New England Compounding Center meningitis outbreak that resulted in 15 deaths in Livingston County.

Hune joins Congressman Mike Bishop in demanding that the Obama administration allow funding from the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) to be issued to victims of the outbreak.

“I’m shocked that the Obama Administration would block justice for victims of this tragic meningitis outbreak,” Hune said. “Nearly four years have passed since this horrific outbreak and the victims are being stonewalled by the federal government. They don’t deserve this. And this is not how the Obama administration should treat people.”

Bishop and 17 of his House colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last week demanding that the Obama administration allow funds from the AEAP be released for victims of the 2012 meningitis outbreak.

Hune introduced legislation, now Public Acts 279 and 280 of 2014, which gave the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) the ability to immediately suspend a pharmacy license when there is an imminent risk to public health, safety or welfare.

“I will continue to fight for the victims, and the families of the victims, of the New England Compounding Center’s negligence until they have justice,” Hune concluded.

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