News From Rep. Wittenberg

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LANSING – A group of Democratic state lawmakers introduced a package of bills today that would make Michigan the 38th state to recognize same-sex marriages. State Representative Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and state Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) introduced resolutions that would place a repeal of Michigan’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage before the voters. The bills are being introduced as more than 300 same-sex couples prepare to celebrate their one year anniversary. Last March, a...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) invites residents to attend his two upcoming coffee hours to discuss state and community issues, including the upcoming budget process. The coffee hours will take place:

  • Monday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at Country Boy, 821 E. 9 Mile Road in Hazel Park.
  • Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at the Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Highway in Berkley.

Wittenberg encourages residents to sign up for his...

Thursday, March 5, 2015

"I am deeply disappointed that the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee voted today to send three bills to the House floor that allow adoption agencies to deny adoption services to same-sex couples, interracial couples or anyone else that the agency may object to on the basis of the organization’s faith. These bills will make it harder for children who need loving families to find a home, and send the message that Michigan is not...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

LANSING – Democratic members of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee warned that three bills that would change adoption rules would harm Michigan children waiting for adoption. House Bills 4188-4190 would allow adoption agencies to use religious faith as an excuse to deny adoptions.

“At a time when there are 3,000 Michigan children waiting for a permanent, loving family, these bills are not in the best interest of children,” said Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon),...

Friday, February 20, 2015

SOUTHFIELD–Small business owners that hire unemployed veterans would be eligible for tax credits under a veterans employment initiative launched today. The Hire MI Heroes Act, sponsored by Senator Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) in the Senate, will be introduced in the coming weeks and has broad bipartisan support.

“Unemployment is a very real enemy that our veterans shouldn’t have to face alone,” Senator Gregory said. “With the ‘Hire MI Heroes’ legislation, both veterans and small businesses win...