June 6, 2018
State Senator Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, encouraged Kalamazoo County residents to participate in the Department of Natural Resources summer free fishing weekend, this Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. Fishing license fees will be waived Saturday and Sunday for all fish species on all bodies of water for all residents and out-of-state guests. Visit for more information.
May 23, 2018
LANSING, Mich.- Sen.O'Brien, recently spoke with WJR radio on updates to legislation under consideration that would combat sexual assault and strengthen protections for crime victims in the state of Michigan.
May 17, 2018
LANSING, Mich. - State Senator Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, spoke with Detroit Public Radio on Wednesday, in reaction to news that a settlement was reached between Michigan State University and survivors of Larry Nassar's crimes.
May 16, 2018
Sen.O'Brien discussed the Address Confidentiality Program with Detroit Public Radio on Tuesday, May 15. The program, which was approved by the Senate on Tuesday, would enable survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to hide their home address from offenders.
March 15, 2018
Legislation known as the Protecting Michigan's Children package passed the Michigan Senate on March 14, 2018. Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, was the lead sponsor of the legislation. The legislation now heads to the House for further consideration.
May 2, 2017
Sen.Margaret O'Brien comments on her new bill that would make it illegal to perform female genital mutilation in Michigan. The felony crime would be punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment.
May 1, 2017
Senator Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, discuss her new bill that would make it illegal to perform female genital mutilation in Michigan. The felony crime would be punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment.
February 21, 2017
Senator O'Brien reflects after attending a vigil to honor the memory of the victims of a shooting that took place in Kalamazoo on the one year anniversary of the tragedy.
October 18, 2016
State Senator Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, who chairs the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, and Homeland Security Committee, discusses Senate Bills 1097-1100, which would establish an authority to oversee Michigan's veterans homes.
September 7, 2016
Senate Bill 727 was approved by the Senate and now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration. The bill that would allow dogs to accompany pet owners at participating restaurants' outdoor dining areas.
June 19, 2015
LANSING, Mich. - Sen. O'Brien- Portage Legislation to protect Michigan military veterans who use service dogs to better manage the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) was approved Thursday by the Michigan Senate
June 16, 2015
LANSING, Mich. - State Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, welcomed the Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy, including 104 cadets and their families, and Academy Director Lt. Jeff Connell and staff, to the state Senate today for a special presentation during the group's annual Day at the Capitol.
June 3, 2015
State Senator Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, said completing the Fiscal Year '16 budget early provides local governments and schools surety when developing their own budgets, and underscored her commitment to supporting education, including increasing funding for adult and career education programs.
March 3, 2015
Michigan State Senator Margaret O'Brien is a part of this bipartisan package of bills to more accurately describe the recipients of state health aid funding rather than categorize all into a single description.
February 25, 2015
Senator Margaret O'Brien announced that the 20th Senate District Office is now open at 157 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 170, which is same location as previous senators.Senator O'Brien welcomes community members to stop in and meet District Director Megan Hicks or make appointments with the Senator herself.
February 24, 2015
Senator Margaret O'Brien introduced this legislation to help patients with multiple prescriptions align them to single renewal date, while ensuring they are not over charged by prorating partial prescription lengths.