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Friday, January 13, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) was selected today to serve as Deputy House Democratic Caucus Chairperson under newly-elected Democratic Caucus Chairperson state Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor). Rep. Jones is beginning his first term in the state House of Representatives this month.

“I have been impressed and inspired by Rep. Jones long before he came to serve in the state House, so he seemed like an excellent choice to help me bring our...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

“As the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference anticipates little growth in the coming years, we must ensure that we make wise decisions about where that money should go. Instead of entertaining proposals that would dramatically reduce state revenue, these dollars must be invested where they matter most: better funding for our schools, job training for hardworking Michiganders and community funding for police and fire protection. We must repair our decaying infrastructure and end the humanitarian crisis...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

LANSING — The House Democrats held elections today to fill their caucus’s leadership positions for the next two years as a new session begins this week. State Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) was elected to serve as the House Democratic Caucus Whip and state Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) was chosen to be the House Democratic Caucus Chair.

“I am extremely honored that my Democratic colleagues in the House chose me to serve as their Caucus...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

“Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency has wrongly accused Michigan workers of unemployment fraud more than 20,000 times since 2013, causing untold heartache and anxiety for working families across the state. Instead of promptly addressing the problem, Gov. Rick Snyder waited until today to hold the agency’s director accountable. The Snyder administration's lack of urgency resolving this problem is deeply disappointing. Michiganders count on their government to act in their best interest, and...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

"Gov. Rick Snyder made a good choice in selecting Al Pscholka to be his budget director. I had the privilege of working with Al over the past four years on the House Appropriations Committee, and his leadership made the complicated budget process run smoothly. That leadership will be needed as our state faces monumental challenges, including restoring proper funding to our schools and universities, repairing the damaged Flint water system and ending the humanitarian crisis...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

LANSING — Incoming House Democratic Floor Leader-elect state Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) has chosen four assistant floor leaders for the 99th session of the Michigan House of Representatives. They are state Rep. LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit), state Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren), state Rep.-elect Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and state Rep.-elect Brian Elder (D-Bay City).

“I look forward to working with these assistant floor leaders as we advocate for an agenda that brings better wages to...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

LANSING — State Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), the House Democratic Leader-elect for the 2017-2018 session, has named state Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) and state Rep.-elect Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) as assistant House Democratic Caucus leaders for the 99th Session of the Michigan House of Representatives. State Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) will continue to serve as the caucus’ policy chairwoman.

“I have full confidence these members of our caucus will help to lead the...

Monday, December 19, 2016

LANSING — House Democratic Leader-Elect Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) has named key members of his senior staff team. Jack Schmitt has been named chief of staff, Katie Carey will continue as the press secretary for the House Democratic Caucus, Patti Tremblay-Pluta will continue on as caucus legal counsel, Coffiann Hawthorne will serve as policy director and Erin Zettle will be director of constituent outreach. Singh will become the leader of the House Democratic office on...

Monday, December 19, 2016

LANSING — House Democratic Leader-Elect Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) has named key members of his senior staff team. Jack Schmitt has been named chief of staff, Katie Carey will continue as the press secretary for the House Democratic Caucus, Patti Tremblay-Pluta will continue on as caucus legal counsel, Coffiann Hawthorne will serve as policy director and Erin Zettle will be director of constituent outreach. Singh will become the leader of the House Democratic office on...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

LANSING — Members of the House Democratic Caucus voted in support of a new energy policy that would increase the renewable energy standard and provide utilities with incentives to become more energy efficient. The energy plan could lead to job growth in the renewable energy industry and lead to cheaper, more reliable energy for Michigan families and businesses.

“Michigan has needed a new, forward-looking energy policy for some time now, and this plan moves us...

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