LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, chair of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee, was named the Senator of the Year by Michigan Information & Research Service Inc. (MIRS) after his work on the energy reform passage that cleared the Legislature last week.
“It is an honor to be recognized for the hard work that many of us have put in over the past couple of years to update and modernize Michigan’s energy policy,” Nofs said. “Working together with a broad coalition of folks, we were able to get a major policy update implemented. This goes to show that we can achieve big things with a lot of hard work and determination.”
Nofs was announced as Senator of the Year during the MIRS Monday podcast on Dec. 19. In addition to Nofs’ work on energy policy, MIRS cited his efforts to improve pay rates for certified nursing assistants at the Grand Rapids Veterans Home and his work on legislation to implement an alert system when an active shooter is on the loose as reasons for being named Senator of the Year.