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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

LANSING – State Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) and state Representatives Pam Faris (D-Clio) and Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) are introducing legislation to mandate that all health insurance companies that offer group and individual health care coverage must provide the option to purchase abortion service coverage. In December 2013, House and Senate Republicans passed a law banning health insurance companies in Michigan from covering abortion services unless a separate health insurance rider is purchased. Currently, only...

Dems Intro Bills to Make Women’s Health Care More Accessible

State Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) and state Representatives Pam Faris (D-Clio) and Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) are introducing legislation to mandate that all health insurance companies that offer group and individual health care coverage must provide the option to purchase abortion service coverage. In December 2013, House and Senate Republicans passed a law banning health insurance companies in Michigan from covering abortion services unless a separate health insurance rider is purchased.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

LANSING - At a press conference at the state Capitol today, state Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods), announced legislation to enact a moratorium on opening any more charter schools until legislation is passed to ensure that they are transparent, accountable and have strong governance standards. Reps. Roberts and Cogen Lipton were joined by Dr. Casandra Ulbrich, vice president of the State Board of Education.

Rep. Roberts’ legislation would prevent the...

Friday, September 12, 2014

LANSING - House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and Reps. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) said today that Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Dan Heyns and Gov. Rick Snyder need to be held accountable for cancelling the $98,000 fine given to Aramark last spring. The problems that led to that fine significantly worsened after that and Aramark was then fined $200,000 in August.

“Cancelling Aramark’s $98,0000 fine clearly sent the signal...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

LANSING – State Representatives Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) and Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), along with all members of the Democratic Caucus and an independent, introduced legislation today that would amend the state’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Introduction of this bill comes as public support for including such protections continues to grow.

“Amending the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include...

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