Sen. Hune returns more than $4,600 of budget back to state

Senator Joe Hune

Senator Joe Hune

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Joe Hune, R-Hamburg, announced Tuesday that he returned $4,623.86 to the state of Michigan from his official operating budget in 2017.

“I make a point to handle taxpayer money like I handle my own,” Hune said. “Spend only what you need, and save the rest. What isn’t spent serving the public ought to go back into the state coffers.

“I will continue to fight for responsible spending of taxpayer dollars and to eliminate waste. Returning these funds may be a small contribution to Michigan’s state budget of more than $55 billion, but it’s the right thing to do.”

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Sen. Hune welcomes Father Walsh to the Michigan Senate

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Joe Hune, R-Fowlerville, welcomed Father Brendan J. Walsh to the Michigan Senate on Tuesday. Walsh serves at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dexter and delivered the invocation at the start of Senate session.

 

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Sen. Hune keeps perfect voting attendance for 2017

Senator Joe Hune

Senator Joe Hune

LANSING, Mich. — For the seventh year in a row, state Sen. Joe Hune, R-Fowlerville, maintained a perfect record of voting attendance.

“In business or sports, when someone doesn’t show up to work, the whole team suffers,” Hune said. “The Legislature is not much different; we rely on each other to help tackle the important issues that our voters care about.”

Last year, the Senate had 622 roll call votes, bringing Hune’s total number of uninterrupted votes to 5,646 — the longest streak in the Senate by 650.

“You elected me to an office of public service; it’s my duty to represent you,” Hune added. “Luckily it’s also my pleasure, and every day I feel blessed to come to work and represent Michigan’s 22nd District.”

Hune was one of 14 senators who did not miss any votes in 2017. A full record of votes is available at www.MichiganVotes.org/MissedVotes.aspx.

 

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