Green welcomes 2014 state champion volleyball team to the Capitol

LANSING—Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, welcomed the North Branch High School 2014 state champion volleyball team along with Head Coach James Fish and Assistant Coaches Olivia Bosch, Lauren Brusie, Sue Fish and Curt June to the state Capitol on Tuesday. The Lady Broncos finished the season with a 61-7-4 overall record and a 7-0 conference record.

“It is my privilege to welcome these gifted student athletes to the Capitol today,” said Green. “Not only have these girls displayed outstanding athletic talent over the last several years, but they did so while earning an Academic All-State honor for a tenth consecutive season, with a team GPA averaging over 3.9.”

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Sen. Green disappointed by veto of Senate Bill 789

LANSING — In response to the governor’s veto of his legislation to streamline the Concealed Pistol License process and make Michigan a true “shall issue” state, state Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, issued the following statement:

“I am greatly disappointed that Governor Snyder struck down my legislation that would have streamlined the process allowing Michigan residents to carry a concealed weapon. This common sense reform eliminated the cumbersome county gun boards and would have created a uniform process statewide.

“Contrary to what some reports may say, my legislation would not have allowed individuals with a personal protection order (PPO) against them to obtain a firearm any more readily than they are able to today. Individuals who have a firearms restriction as part of their PPO are not allowed to possess firearms or carry a concealed weapon.

“I have been in direct contact with the governor’s office and plan on re-introducing the bill this session with minor changes to the language. Michigan residents deserve a sensible, efficient process that does not rely on the politics of individual gun boards.”