Friday, February 2, 2018

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Bishop Ira Combs to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Combs has a history of opposing LGBT equality measures, such as city of Jackson’s non-discrimination ordinance, and joined a lawsuit that attempted to stop same-sex marriage in Michigan. In response, House Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) issued the following statement: 

 

“On many occasions, Gov. Rick Snyder has called for Michigan to be a welcoming state for...

Thursday, January 25, 2018

LANSING — House Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) joined Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor) and other members of the House and Senate Democrats for a press conference today to announce a TeA+chers for Michigan education plan — a 21st-century overhaul of the state’s K-12 schools — designed to prepare the best, attract the brightest and retain the finest Michigan educators.

Several Senate and House Democratic Caucus members attended the press conference as co-sponsors in...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his final State of the State address this evening. In response, House Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) issued the following statement:

“While Gov. Rick Snyder likes to brag that Michigan is the ‘Comeback State,’ I’ve got to wonder what, exactly, he means. A recent survey found that 60 percent of Michiganders feel that their economic stability is the same — or worse — as it was when...

House Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) attends the 2018 State of the State address at the Michigan State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, with guest President Steve Claywell of the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

LANSING — The House passed Senate Bill 574 today, which will allow charter schools to siphon off regional school millage dollars approved by voters. In response, House Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) issued the following statement:

 

“My objection to Senate Bill 574 is that it lacks the proper transparency and oversight that will assure voters that the funds directed to it from special enhancement millages will end up in our kids’ classrooms...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — Eighty-two people attended a viewing of the film “Backpack Full of Cash” followed by a panel discussion hosted by state Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) Monday night. The event highlighted the growth of the for-profit charter school movement in the U.S., as well as proposed reform measures that would bring accountability and transparency to charter school authorizers and the education management organizations (EMOs) that oversee day-to-day operations at most for-profit charter schools...

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