Horn welcomes Saginaw Heritage girls basketball team to state Capitol

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, welcomed the players and coaching staff of the Saginaw Heritage High School girls basketball team to the Michigan Capitol on Thursday to recognize their recent Class A state championship title.

Horn was joined on the Senate floor by the players, Head Coach Vonnie DeLong, Assistant Coach Bill DeLong and Saginaw Community Schools Superintendent Doug Trombley as he presented the team and coaching staff with a special tribute honoring their accomplishment.

“The Saginaw community is extremely proud of these talented young athletes and what they were able to accomplish through dedication, teamwork and excellent guidance from their coaches,” Horn said. “Their drive and strong work ethic will serve them well throughout their lives. It was my pleasure to honor their remarkable season — a state championship is something these young women will cherish the rest of their lives.”

The Lady Hawks beat East Lansing to claim the state title on March 17, earning their second state championship in the school’s history.

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Editor’s note: A print-quality photograph of Horn welcoming Thursday’s guests is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at: www.SenatorKenHorn.com. Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.

PHOTO CAPTION: State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, stands at the Senate rostrum with state Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, the Saginaw Heritage Lady Hawks, Head Coach Vonnie DeLong, Assistant Coach Bill DeLong and Saginaw Community Schools Superintendent Doug Trombley on Thursday after the team and coaching staff were presented a special tribute honoring their recent Class A state championship.

 

 

 

 

Horn sponsors resolution opposing fees on canoes, kayaks

Sen. Ken Horn

Sen. Ken Horn

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn on Tuesday introduced a resolution formally opposing a recent Michigan State Waterways Commission (MSWC) recommendation that canoes, kayaks and other paddle vessels be subject to state registration fees.

“Paddle sports, especially kayaking, are exploding in popularity,” said Horn, R-Frankenmuth. “Michigan is home to some of the most beautiful natural resources in the world, including many scenic waterways in my district. Imposing an additional tax on people who want to go outdoors, get some fresh air and enjoy these resources is completely unnecessary.”

MSWC passed Resolution 02-2018-01, which recommended the Legislature pursue an effort to require the registration, with a new fee, of all rigid-hulled kayaks, canoes and paddleboards eight feet or longer. Such vessels are currently exempt from registration fees when used recreationally.

Senate Resolution 153 would formally oppose this recommendation.

“I see absolutely no need to hinder our tourism industry with new fees, so I introduced Senate Resolution 153 to oppose the commission’s recommendations,” Horn said. “Not only do these activities contribute more than $140 million to our economy, from both in and out of state, they get people outside and exercising while having fun with friends and family.”

SR 153 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism.

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Horn announces April office hours in Montrose

Sen. Ken Horn

Sen. Ken Horn

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, announced that April office hours are scheduled for the 32nd Senate District.

Horn will be available to meet with constituents at the following date, time and location:

Monday, April 16

Noon – 2 p.m.

Montrose Historical and Telephone Pioneer Museum

144 Hickory St.

Montrose

Horn will be on hand to answer questions and respond to concerns any residents of the district may have. No appointment is necessary.

For more information or to contact Horn, please visit www.SenatorKenHorn.com or call 517-373-1760.

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