News From Rep. Sabo

Monday, August 21, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS — State House and Senate Democrats announced today their plan to stop prescription drug price spikes in Michigan. Almost 60 percent of American adults take prescription drugs, and according to the American Medical Association, drug prices increased 10 percent on average in 2016 — well outpacing inflation and wage growth — while some skyrocketed as much as 5,500 percent. This is the third straight year of double-digit increases in drug prices. Under the...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

MUSKEGON– State Rep. Terry J. Sabo (D-Muskegon) will be hosting a Water Quality Town Hall Monday, Aug. 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Lake Michigan Center of the GVSU Annis Waters Resources Institute, 740 W. Shoreline Drive, Muskegon. Join Rep. Sabo for an educational evening related to three topics: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding/defunding, the Nestlé permit application to expand water withdrawal and Enbridge Line 5. 

WHO:        State Rep. Terry J. Sabo (D-Muskegon)

WHERE:   Lake Michigan Center--GVSU...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Terry J. Sabo (D-Muskegon) and Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) introduced a resolution earlier this year urging the governor and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to reject Nestlé Waters’ request to increase their pumping operation at its Evart location. Among the many points in the resolution, the representatives cited a lack of information on the potential impact of the permit as the key reason for rejection. Now, the MDEQ has...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

“I am very grateful to see the Osceola Township planning commission make the right call in deciding to block Nestlé’s plan to increase their pumping. As I have said before, at this point in time we do not have enough information about how a pumping increase could affect our local waterways, so it is important to move cautiously. Local and statewide residents have been protected for now, and we will remain vigilant going forward.”   ...

Friday, March 31, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Terry J. Sabo (D-Muskegon) and Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) will be introducing resolutions urging the governor and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to reject Nestlé Waters’ request to increase their pumping operation at its Evart location.

“Nestlé does not provide sufficient information to evaluate the full impacts of the proposed withdrawal increase,” said Rep. Wittenberg. “If this is going to be done, it should be done responsibly. It is...

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