Senator Patrick Colbeck

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   A Republican candidate for governor has been kicked off of his Senate committees. 

Senator Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton) is known for being outspoken on conservative issues – even against his own party. He’s spoken out against Republican handling of the Medicaid expansion and the gas tax. Colbeck was already one of the few Republican Senators without a committee chairmanship.

Colbeck said he’ll continue to represent his district – it just might be a little harder now.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan drivers would be able to buy a 'Choose Life' license plate under legislation that has passed the state Senate.
   The Senate approved a bill that would make the plate available for vehicle owners who would pay an extra $35, with proceeds going to the Choose Life Michigan Fund. The anti-abortion group Right to Life Michigan created the fund.
   Republican Sen. Patrick Colbeck says his bill tries to help fill the gap for mothers who have made the choice to affirm life.