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Thursday, April 23, 2015

LANSING – House Democrats said today that a proposed School Aid Fund budget being considered by the Michigan House of Representatives doesn’t do enough to help children living in poverty and favors charter and cyber schools at the expense of the 1.5 million children attending traditional public schools.

“It’s unfortunate that House Republicans missed the mark on bringing more equity to funding our schools. The 41 schools that get the top foundation allowance are all...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LANSING — Today, the House Democratic Caucus announced their strong opposition to the Senate Republicans’ dramatic proposal to undo protections guaranteed to Michigan drivers under the state’s no-fault insurance system. 

The plan would impact the care received by those severely injured in automobile accidents while providing no guaranteed cost savings for consumers.

“Michigan’s auto no-fault policy has a long standing history of providing world class care to those in life changing auto accidents,” said state Representative Tom...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

            LANSING – House Democrats said today that the fiscal year 2015-16 multi-department omnibus budget voted out of the full House Appropriations Committee today is incomplete and does not prioritize the needs of Michigan families.

            “The bill does not even meet our constitutional obligation to give Michigan taxpayers a balanced budget, much less invest properly in our communities and families,” said Appropriations Committee member Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids)....

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

LANSING - Today, Michigan Democrats marked Tax Day by taking aim at policies that are making it harder for people in Michigan to get into or stay in the middle class. Democrats also announced the launch of a new website at MichiganCares.org where Michigan families can tell their stories of paying increased taxes because of the Republican tax shift. 

“Right now, middle-class families and those working to get into the middle class are noticing their tax...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

LANSING – Today, the Progressive Women’s Legislative Caucus introduced a new wage discrimination policy agenda providing comprehensive solutions to combat Michigan’s wage gap. The legislation would take critical steps to empower workers to negotiate for equal pay, strengthen support and create strong incentives for employers to follow the law, and streamline enforcement efforts.

Michigan law has prohibited wage discrimination based on gender for more than five decades, yet a significant gap persists. According to 2015...

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