Monday, July 16, 2012
State Senator from Canton plans discussion for divisive health care bill.
State Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton) will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday in Canton to discuss the impact of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (House Resolution 3590) crafted by President Barack Obama, recently upheld as constitutional by the United States Supreme Court, and how it affects the state of Michigan and residents. The forum will run 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the banquet and conference center at the Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton. Colbeck opposed passage of the health care bill and said the federal healthcare law requires most adults not covered by an employer or government-sponsored insurance plan to maintain health insurance coverage or pay a penalty, commonly referred to as the individual …
Monday, January 9, 2012
While a local group has dropped the recall effort of a Redford legislator, it still hopes to oust Colbeck.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Redistricting would cut some of 7th district to absorb Livonia while keeping part of Northville city, Northville township, Plymouth city and township and Canton.
Friday, June 17, 2011
The Michigan state senate has announced plans today for redistricting that would affect the 7th district, which serves Northville, Plymouth and Canton. According to the website of State Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton) from the 7th district, his district also currently serves other Wayne County towns including Belleville city, Brownstown Township, Flat Rock city, Gibraltar city, Grosse Ile Township, Huron Township, Rockwood city, Sumpter Township, Trenton city, Van Buren Township and Woodhaven city. The redistricting plan would change the 7th district to the following, according to an article in The Detroit News: part of the city of Northville, Northville Township, Plymouth city and township, Canton Township, Wayne and Livonia. The GOP …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The Canton Township Republican promises to work quickly on government reforms called for by tea party activists.
Monday's swearing-in of newly elected state Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton Township, seemed less like politics and more like a family gathering. About 175 people attended the ceremony, organized by the tea party group Rattle With Us, at the Plymouth Cultural Center. The friendly atmosphere was evident, with many people greeting each another with hugs instead of handshakes. Even Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert P. Young Jr. was greeted by many as "Bobby" rather than as "your honor." Young, who was also a tea party candidate, officiated over Monday's swearing-in and administered Colbeck's oath of office. For his part, Colbeck promised quick work in reforming government along the lines of the tea party's wishes. That would be just fine…