News From Rep. Cambensy

Thursday, March 15, 2018

LANSING —Today, the House of Representatives approved House Bill 5180, allowing pneumatic airguns to be used during bow season. State Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) offered an amendment to limit the use of these airguns to firearm season only, but that amendment was rejected. In response, Rep. Cambensy issued the following statement:

“I'm hopeful that the state Senate will adopt the amendment limiting the use of pneumatic air guns to firearm season only. Until we know...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 4053, which would make English the official language of Michigan. In response, state Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) offered the following statement:

“To me, House Bill 4053 is unnecessary. English is already the ‘official’ language that our local and state governing bodies use to communicate their official proceedings to their residents. We have enough to worry about right now as legislators facing insurmountable deficits in our 2018-2019 budget...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) voted against House Bill 5180 today in the House Natural Resources Committee, with state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) also testifying against it. The bill would allow the use of a pneumatic airbow or gun during open firearm or bow hunting seasons, and passed the committee on a 6-3 party-line vote. HB 5180 now goes to the full House of Representatives for a vote.

“Even though the Natural Resources...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018-19 today, which included the announcement that state workers will take over prison food services when the current food services contract with Trinity Services Group ends in July. In response, state Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) issued the following statement:

“I am very pleased to hear that we will be going back to state workers providing food services in our state prisons. Since 2013,...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

LANSING — This week, The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) announced that it would close one prison this year on the west side of the state, meaning that the Newberry Correctional Facility in Newberry will remain open. In response, state Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) issued the following statement:

 “I am relieved to know that Newberry Correctional Facility in Luce County will remain open. While the Department of Corrections, our judicial system and our legislators continue...