News from Rep. LaGrand

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his final State of the State address this evening. In response, state Rep. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement:

“As he delivered his final State of the State address, Gov. Rick Snyder made his pitch for Michigan to be known as the ‘Comeback State,’ but when I listen to my constituents, I hear something different. They tell me how they’re working harder than ever but struggle to...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators considering efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Rep. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement: 


“Grand Rapids is lucky to have some of the most dedicated and capable law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders in the state. To punish them in retirement by reducing or taking away their health care benefits would be a cruel...

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. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement:

“From a legal perspective, I could not in good conscience support House Bill 5013, as it would make Michigan the only state in the nation to cap benefits to accident victims —...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

LANSING –– House and Senate Democrats announced their plan during Sunshine Week that will make Michigan a national model for transparency and accountability. Under the Democratic package, state elected officials will be required to disclose their personal finances. And presidential candidates must release their most recent tax returns in order to appear on the Michigan ballot.

“The people of Michigan deserve elected officials who will represent them — not take votes to personally benefit themselves...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) joined his House colleagues today to open the new legislative session at the ceremonial swearing-in held in the House Chamber at the state Capitol. Rep. LaGrand was sworn in by state Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, and was joined by his wife Melissa.

“There is a lot of work to be done on a broad array of issues across the state,” said Rep. LaGrand. “My priority...

State Rep. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With him is his wife, Melissa LaGrand.