News From Rep. Moss

Thursday, December 7, 2017

LANSING — Tonight, House Democrats voted to protect the earned health care benefits of Michigan’s retired first responders. Last week, hundreds of police officers and firefighters rallied against proposals which could have gutted health care for local heroes. Today, the recommendation of House Democrats to implement the reforms of the bipartisan Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force was accepted. While these benefits are now protected, communities in the state continue to struggle with...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

LANSING — Legislation offered by a group of House and Senate Democrats would provide parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about their children’s education by shedding light on the authorizing organizations that oversee charter schools  and the education management organizations (EMOs) that run them. The School Freedom, Accountability, Choice and Transparency Act, or School FACT Act — House Bills 5286-5294 and companion Senate Bills 674-682 — would empower parents to make...

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, state Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) issued the following statement: 

 

“As a former Southfield City Councilman, I understand the enormous pressure local governments are under to balance the books. I also understand just how valuable our first responders are, and how we rely on brave police officers, firefighters and paramedics to...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) and Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods) have introduced legislation to make voting and registering to vote more convenient. The bills seek to modernize the registration process and remove outdated barriers to the ballot box.

“Voting is an essential right that is at the foundation of our democracy and is the basis of our responsibility as citizens,” Camilleri said. “We...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Legislation tackles industry practices that keep rates high

LANSING — A group of House Democratic legislators have introduced legislation that could reduce the high cost of premiums while extending consumer protections to those who buy insurance. The bill package would address home and auto insurance rates, in addition to improving the process by which consumers learn about and shop for policies. The bills would also deal with the manner in which insurance companies handle their...

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