Senator Jon Bumstead's Press Releases
Bumstead welcomes Iraq, Afghanistan veteran to Capitol for Senate’s Memorial Day service
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-North Muskegon, on Thursday welcomed retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Justin Sedelmaier to the Capitol as his special guest for the Senate’s annual Memorial Day ceremony to honor Michigan’s fallen military service members. Sedelmaier served from 2007 to 2015, including combat deployments to Iraq’s Al Anbar Province from 2008 to 2009 and Afghanistan’s Helmand Province in 2010.
Sen. Bumstead: ‘Legislature must prioritize the needs of struggling Michigan taxpayers and budget responsibly’
LANSING, Mich. — Senate Appropriations Minority Vice Chair Jon Bumstead, R-North Muskegon, made the following statement after state fiscal and economic leaders made their economic and state tax revenue projections during Friday’s annual May Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference: “Today’s report should serve as a sobering warning against reckless spending in Lansing. As the economy cools off and record inflation continues to eat away at household incomes,
Bumstead: EGLE budget should benefit all Michiganders
LANSING, Mich. — Senate Appropriations Minority Vice Chair Jon Bumstead on Thursday reiterated his insistence that the state’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) budget for fiscal year 2024 responsibly invest in efforts to protect resources and serve all Michiganders. “I have some serious concerns about the partisan departmental budgets recently passed by the majority,” said Bumstead, R-North Muskegon. “Michigan taxpayers cannot afford unsustainable
Bumstead raises serious concerns following passage of Senate spending plan
LANSING, Mich. — Senate Appropriations Minority Vice Chair Jon Bumstead, R-North Muskegon, on Thursday issued the following statement after the Senate’s fiscal year 2024 budget package was passed from the chamber: “I have some serious concerns about the budgets pushed forward by Senate Democrats. Already struggling Michigan taxpayers cannot afford the unsustainable government growth proposed by this package at the cost of our state’s economic future.
Labor committee hears support for Sen. Bumstead’s bill to expand worker compensation benefits for part-time, volunteer first responders
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Jon Bumstead on Thursday testified before the Senate Committee on Labor in support of his bill to guarantee worker’s compensation benefits to part-time police officers and volunteer firefighters. “Currently, part-time and volunteer members of police departments, fire departments or public fire authorities are commonly denied worker’s compensation for respiratory and heart disease claims due to the presumption that these diseases did
Bumstead calls for fiscally responsible budget process
LANSING, Mich. — Senate Appropriations Minority Vice Chair Jon Bumstead on Wednesday urged legislators to strive for fiscal responsibility as they move forward in the annual budget process following a March report from the Senate Fiscal Agency. “In short, we can see our key revenue streams are showing signs of a slowing economy,” said Bumstead, R-North Muskegon. “The people of Michigan cannot afford to bear the