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November 17, 2014

House Dems Concerned About Electoral College Legislation

Bill would split up electoral votes rather than winner-take-all

LANSING – State Representative Harold L. Haugh (D-Roseville), minority vice-chairman of the House Elections and Ethics Committee, along with committee members Reps. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser) voiced...

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...

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...

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