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October 21, 2014

House Democrats Announce Charter School Transparency Standards

Bills create transparency, accountability called for in moratorium bill

LANSING -Today State Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), David Nathan (D-Detroit) and Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) announced legislation that would...

October 17, 2014

Dem Bills Would Protect Women After Rape, Incest and Medical Complications

Proposals would modify discriminatory women’s health care rider law

LANSING – State Representatives Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon), Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) and Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), have introduced legislation that will protect the health of women and make it easier...

October 2, 2014

House Dems Introduce Accountability and Transparency Package

Lawmakers aim to fix broken state contract system

The Michigan House Democrats introduced a package of bills today aimed at enforcing accountability and transparency in the state contract process. The legislation was introduced following several reports of fraud...

September 25, 2014

House Dems Say Aramark Employee Murder for Hire Plot Should be the Final Straw

Prison situation with Aramark employee hits new low

LANSING - House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and Reps. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) and Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) said today that the latest revelation of an Aramark employee...

September 24, 2014

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

Bills require health care insurers to offer women’s health care rider to all customers

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...

September 18, 2014

House Democrats Announce Legislation Calling for Charter School Moratorium

Transparency, ethics, academic standards needed before allowing new charters

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...

September 12, 2014

Greimel, Dillon, Singh Question DOC, Governor's Office on Cancelling Aramark Fine

Prison situation worse after $98,000 fine was cancelled

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...

September 10, 2014

Legislation Introduced to Update Michigan’s Civil Rights Law

Bills would protect LGBT residents from discrimination

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...

September 2, 2014

Capital Area Legislators Introduce School Funding Increase Proposal

Bill would increase the minimum per-pupil funding to $83

LANSING – State Representatives Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge), Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) introduced legislation today to raise minimum per-pupil funding from $50 to...

August 11, 2014

House Dems Applaud Decision to Put 11 Charter School Authorizers on Notice

Authorizers of underperforming charters may be kept from opening new schools

LANSING – House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and state Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) said today that they are grateful the Michigan Department of Education is cracking...

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