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PROOS: Improving student career, educational development

As part of an effort to meet the workforce needs of a growing economy, I have co-sponsored new legislation that would help ensure that every ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 8:22 am

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PROOS: Helping patients fight cancer with all types of chemo

A ccording to the American Cancer Society, this year, nearly 1.7 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S., and more than 600,000 ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:00 am

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A time to celebrate our many blessings

The first Thanksgiving in 1621 was born out of an expression of joy and gratefulness for a bountiful harvest. The Native Americans taught the malnourished ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:21 am

Columns

Benefits of a state first-time homebuyer savings program

Concerns about being able to afford a responsible down payment often hold back prospective first-time homebuyers. This is compounded by our state’s booming housing market. ... Read more

by John Proos, Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:44 am

Columns

Showing our appreciation of Michigan’s veterans

Saturday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. It is a time to thank the courageous men and women who have served our country so that we ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:24 am

Columns

Eliminating driver responsibility fees

Michigan’s driver responsibility fees are an unfair double penalty that makes it difficult for many residents who have made a mistake to regain their license ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:16 am

Columns

Protecting your personal information online

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it’s a time to remind us of the steps we can take to protect our critical information ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:40 am

Columns

Fall hunting season begins

Hunting has always been a favorite tradition and pastime of many southwest Michigan families, and I will continue to protect your hunting rights. I want ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:46 am

Columns

Step up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Among Michigan women, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. It is a somber reality that ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 10:17 am

Columns

Vote for your favorite summer photo

The top 10 finalists for the Pure Michigan Summer Photo Contest have been announced. This photo contest was created as a way for area residents ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:00 am

Columns

Residents show concern about pocketbook issues

More than 1,600 southwest Michigan residents were able to share with me their priorities for the future during a recent tele-town hall meeting. Throughout my ... Read more

by John Proos, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:06 pm

Columns

Honoring a commitment to justice

Last month, I was honored to receive the Frank J. Kelley Justice Award from the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan in recognition of my career ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:01 am

Columns

Remember 9/11, honor our country’s bravest

On Sept. 11, 2001, we saw one of the greatest losses of life in our history — yet, out of the sadness, smoke and ash, ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 10:31 am

Columns

Pure Michigan summer photo contest returns

Michigan is full of landscapes and summer activities that make our state one of the most picturesque and fun places in the country. Nowhere else ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:24 am

Columns

Increasing opportunities for a successful career

Over the last seven years, we have worked hard to create a positive business environment in Michigan, which has helped create roughly half a million ... Read more

by John Proos, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:33 pm

Columns

CTE critical to state’s fortunes

It is hard to overstate the importance of manufacturing to Michigan. It directly employs more than 608,500 residents, and manufacturers in Michigan account for nearly ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:23 pm

Columns

Nominate clergy to deliver Senate invocation duties

Several times a year, I have the opportunity to invite a member of the local clergy to deliver the official invocation to the Senate. It ... Read more

by John Proos, Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:34 am

Columns

Nominate clergy to deliver Senate invocation duties

Several times a year, I have the opportunity to invite a member of the local clergy to deliver the official invocation to the Senate. It ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:20 pm

Columns

Be alert regarding phone tax scams

Scam artists are becoming bolder in their demands and cleverer in disguising who they are. Cybercriminals are increasingly using summer tax scams that include impersonating ... Read more

by John Proos, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 5:24 pm

Opinion

Supporting improved access to the great outdoors

We are blessed to have world-class natural resources and numerous outdoor activities in Michigan that help make our state such a great place to live ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:34 am

Columns

Vietnam veterans invited to upcoming ceremonies

Michigan’s Vietnam veterans served our country with honor, yet they were often forgotten when they returned home. In commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:45 am

Columns

Proud to honor good Samaritans for aiding state trooper in need

The parable of the good Samaritan has profound lessons applicable in our life today. In short, the story is about how a man helps take ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:42 am

Columns

Awareness vital in stopping aquatic invasive species

Aquatic invasive species, such as Asian carp and zebra mussels, pose a real threat to the health of the Great Lakes and the livelihoods of ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 11:48 am

Columns

Celebrate the birth of liberty this Independence Day

The Fourth of July is a joyous time to celebrate our freedoms, show our pride in our country and remember the declaration proclaimed more than ... Read more

by John Proos, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:23 am

Editorials

Providing a quality retirement to teachers

The Senate has approved a reform to the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System to address a nearly $30 billion unfunded liability and ensure Michigan’s ... Read more

by John Proos, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:10 pm

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