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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"I'm disappointed that Rep. John Olumba decided on this course of action and is leaving the Democratic Caucus. Since taking over as Leader I have been available to each and every member of the Democratic Caucus to listen to their concerns and ideas for how to move our caucus forward. Specifically, I have reached out to Rep. Olumba on multiple occasions and have never heard back. We received no advance knowledge of this decision, just...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

LANSING — State Representative Robert L. Kosowski (D-Westland), Democratic Vice Chairman of the House Tourism Committee, and Rep. Charles Brunner (D-Bay City), another committee member, said today they are pleased with the end of using Pure Michigan to trumpet political issues. The representatives heard a presentation by officials from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to the committee today. Joining the representatives in praising the move was House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills).

“Finally, the...

Friday, February 8, 2013

LANSING — House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and State Representative Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) announced today the beginning of the listening tour that the House Democratic Caucus is taking across Michigan. Representatives from all corners of the state will be meeting with citizens to hear how the House Republicans’ priorities over the last two years have affected them.

“Republicans have repeatedly shown that they put their corporate donors before Michigan residents,” Greimel said....

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Gov. Rick Snyder made the right call in deciding to accept federal dollars to expand Michigan's Medicaid program. Currently, 12.7 percent of all of Michigan's adults have no health care insurance at all, and thousands more have minimal coverage. By accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid, many of those people will soon have access to the best health care in the world. In addition, more seniors in our state will receive coverage for nursing home...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

LANSING - Despite Republican claims that Michigan is undergoing a turnaround, House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) said today that Michigan’s middle-class families are struggling to pay higher taxes and find good-paying jobs while corporations are enjoying massive corporate tax breaks. In a presentation made before Gov. Rick Snyder’s annual “State of the State” speech, Greimel said the real state of our state is tenuous and in need of help.

“Michigan’s citizens deserve the...

House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (Auburn Hills) describes how Republican policies have hurt Michigan’s middle-class families, students and seniors in his State of our State presentation inside the Capitol rotunda on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Greimel also announced that Democrats will begin a listening tour of the state and invited Michigan residents to speak out about higher taxes on middle-class families and seniors and the underfunding of public schools.

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