Senator Ruth Johnson​'s Press Releases

Sen. Ruth Johnson opposes moving Michigan’s presidential primary

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson on Thursday blasted one of the first bills to move out of the Senate under new Democratic leadership as disenfranchising voters and prioritizing politics and clout over helping the people. “Actions speak louder than words,” said Johnson, R-Holly. “One of the first bills voted on under the new Democratic majority is not to fix roads or combat inflation or improve

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**PHOTO ADVISORY** Sen. Johnson welcomes Trent Myre to Capitol for 2023 State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, welcomed Trent Myre to the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday night as her guest for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2023 State of the State address. Myre is the older brother of Oxford High School student Tate Myre, who was tragically killed during the November 2021 shooting at the school. In the new Legislature, Johnson represents Oxford in the state Senate. ###

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Sen. Ruth Johnson comments on 2023 State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — After watching Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2023 State of the State address Wednesday night, Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, issued the following statement: “I agree with the governor about the importance of improving education and school safety. We have invested a record amount in our schools, and we must continue giving our teachers and parents the tools they need to ensure our kids recover and

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Sen. Ruth Johnson sworn in for second term

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson was officially sworn in as senator for the new 24th District on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Elizabeth T. Clement administered the oath of office. Johnson was joined on the Senate floor for the first session day of the 102nd Legislature by Don Brown, chairman of the Macomb County Board of Commissioners.

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Senate approves election preprocessing, integrity measures

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved legislation to allow local clerks two days to preprocess absentee ballots making it more efficient to count ballots on Election Day and allowing election results to be delivered more quickly in some of Michigan’s largest communities. “We allowed for limited preprocessing of absentee ballots in 2020 to help clerks be efficient with the increased number of absentee

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Senate approves Johnson bill to help prevent foreclosures

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Ruth Johnson that would help to prevent foreclosures on Michigan homeowners. “This legislation is designed to protect our most vulnerable citizens from a property tax foreclosure process that can be confusing and counterproductive,” said Johnson, R-Holly. “Our local government policies should help keep people out of foreclosure when possible. Certainly, no one

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