John Proos

Prison contracts
8:44 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Chairman of subcommittee overseeing corrections spending hails private vendor for food service

State Prison in Jackson
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The chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections says hiring a private vendor to provide food service for Michigan prisons is a victory for taxpayers.

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5:40 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

Some lawmakers push to make Michigan Legislature part-time

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State Senator John Proos of Saint Joseph says Michigan should be like 40 other states with a part-time Legislature.
Eighty-one days. That was the total number of days Michigan's full-time Legislature worked in Lansing in 2012. From mid-June through the last week of November, when many members of the House of Representatives were campaigning for re-election, they put in a whopping 10 days of work in the state capital.