Senator Ruth Johnson​'s Press Releases

Sen. Ruth Johnson comments on 2022 State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — After listening to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2022 State of the State address virtually Wednesday night, Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, issued the following statement: “This governor has been a failure. She is the most partisan governor in my lifetime. Offering people all kinds of shiny things with the same federal money pouring into our state that is causing the inflation every Michiganian is seeing

Read More »

Runestad, Johnson introduce bills to expand FOIA, Open Meetings Act to Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Zoo

LANSING, Mich. — State Sens. Jim Runestad, and Ruth Johnson on Tuesday introduced legislation intended to require the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and Detroit Zoo to comply with Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act and Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. “With public funding, comes public accountability,” said Runestad, R-White Lake. “Voters in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties contribute millions to the DIA and Detroit Zoological Society annually through

Read More »

Sen. Ruth Johnson supports $100,000 for mental health services for the Oxford High School community

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson issued the following statement on Thursday after the Senate approved a supplemental budget bill that includes $100,000 to support mental health services for students, teachers, parents, administrators and first responders in the Oxford High School community: “The horrific acts at Oxford High School took the lives of four innocent teenagers and wounded an entire community — impacting hundreds of children,

Read More »

Sen. Ruth Johnson sponsors school threat reporting bill

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson on Thursday turned in legislation to require mandatory reporting of threats in schools to law enforcement agencies. “All children deserve to feel safe and be safe at school. We had a horrific tragedy in Oakland County at Oxford High School. I have represented this area for many years and it breaks my heart,” said Johnson, R-Holly. “I’ve attended a few

Read More »

Senate approves ballot drop box security bills

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved legislation to strengthen security requirements for absentee ballot drop boxes in Michigan. “One of the most important steps to ensuring the integrity of our elections is to protect the security of every ballot,” said Sen. Ruth Johnson, chair of the committee and previous Michigan secretary of state. “This commonsense reform would put in place clear, uniform standards

Read More »

Johnson supports Miracle League accessible baseball field project in Mundy Township

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson said she fully supports funding for the first fully accessible baseball field in Genesee County. The field is one of 95 recreational development projects recommended by the Natural Resources Trust Fund board for 2022. “This project would allow the Miracle League of Greater Flint to provide accessible recreation opportunities in a safe environment to thousands of children with disabilities throughout

Read More »
Skip to content