Tuesday, December 5, 2017

LANSING — House and Senate Democrats introduced a legislative package to Prevent Wage Theft today that will put money back in the pockets of Michigan’s hardworking men and women. A report from the Economic Policy Institute earlier this year found that more than 130,000 Michigan workers across all demographic groups are losing $429 million annually as a result of wage theft.

“Every person deserves to take home the wages they earn. But across the...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators are considering efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, House Appropriations Democratic Vice Chair Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“Police officers and firefighters have extremely difficult and dangerous jobs, putting their safety and well-being on the line to protect our communities. Any attempt to take away their health care or retirement benefits is an insult to their...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

DETROIT — A week removed from the contentious House Bill 5013 vote, the majority of Detroit Caucus members stand unified in their opposition to the legislation, which would have reduced rates for drivers only if they agreed to large reductions in coverage as well. They reiterated their position today, calling for the conversation on no-fault to continue. 

“The failure of HB 5013 symbolized a bipartisan agreement that more needed to be done, and that different...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — This evening, the Michigan House of Representatives voted on House Bill 5013, which makes various changes to the state’s auto no-fault insurance system. The bill failed to pass, and in response, state Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“The people of Detroit pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation, and so I wanted to see a bill put forward that would truly address that. Simply put, I voted...

Monday, September 11, 2017

DETROIT — State Reps. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) and Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), along with the other members of the House CARES Task Force, heard testimony from health care professionals, law enforcement, patient advocates and members of the public during their meeting today at the Team Wellness Center in Detroit. Today’s meeting was the fifth for the task force.

“I’m very glad the task force came here to Detroit. Urban communities like ours have been dealing...

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