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E-M:/ another key house committee on environment



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Enviro-Mich message from Dave Dempsey <davemec@voyager.net>
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In addition to the committees earlier listed by Joy Strawser, the House
Local Government and Urban Affairs Committee may play a significant role in
urban redevelopment and smart growth issues.  The chair of the committee is
Rep. Patricia Birkholz, a long-time conservationist.  Other members include
Reps. Hager (Vice-Chair), Bishop, DeWeese, Julian, Tabor, VanderRoest,
Lockwood (Minority Vice-Chair), Jamnick, Minore, and Lipsey-Reeves.

We have also learned that Sen. John Cherry will not serve on the Senate
Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee as previously
reported.  Its membership includes: Sen. Ken Sikkema (Chair) and Sens.
Harry Gast, Mat Dunaskiss, Gary Peters, and Joe Young, Jr.


Dave Dempsey
Policy Director
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette, Suite 2A
Lansing, MI 48912
davemec@voyager.net
http://www.mienv.org

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