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January 28, 2015

Schor, Hertel Bills Target Brain Drain, Help with Higher Ed Costs

Bill to retain talented graduates here in Michigan

LANSING – State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) reintroduced and state Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) introduced a bill that would create an incentive to keep college students living and...

January 27, 2015

Progressive Women’s Caucus Names its 2015-16 Leadership

Rep. Winnie Brinks to lead the caucus; additional officers named

LANSING – State Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has been elected to serve as chairwoman of the Progressive Women’s Caucus, a group of Lansing legislators committed to fighting for equal...

January 20, 2015

Legislative Dems Say It’s Time to Invest in a Michigan that Works for Everyone

House, Senate Dems call for policies that won’t leave working families behind

LANSING – After four years of Republican policies that have left Michigan with a budget deficit and consistently placed Michigan among the states with the worst unemployment rates, it’s time...

January 16, 2015

Republican Policy Turns State Surplus into Deficit, HFA Says

House Dems say irresponsible Republican policies must change

LANSING – Disastrous Republican policies that have cost taxpayers billions of dollars in the form of corporate giveaways are projected to lead to a budget deficit by the end of...

January 15, 2015

Statements from House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D­-Auburn Hills) and Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) on House Committee Assignments announced today:

Statement from House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D­-Auburn Hills) on House Committee Assignments announced today: “Yesterday, in his opening day speech, House Speaker Kevin Cotter said that ‘we can continue...

December 18, 2014

Statement from House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) on the proposed road funding plan:

“Not only is this the comprehensive road repair plan that House Democrats and people around the state have been demanding, but it will also provide tax relief to Michigan families...

December 4, 2014

House Democrats Fight House Speaker’s Roads Plan That Hurts Schools

Plan repeals sales tax on gasoline without replacing money schools would lose

LANSING — House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee vice chairwoman Rep. Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser) and Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) today said they are...

November 12, 2014

House Dem Caucus: Elliott-Larsen Must Protect All LGBT People

Bill fails to protect transgender people, allows religious objections

LANSING – The Michigan House Democratic Caucus said today that it stands against any proposed change to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act that fails to protect all members of the...

November 6, 2014

House Democratic Caucus Retains Rep. Greimel as Leader

House Dems to continue working for tax relief, better schools, more jobs

LANSING – The Michigan House Democratic Caucus chose to keep Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) as the House Democratic Leader for the 2015-2016 session. Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) will...

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...

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