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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

“The Governor and legislative Republicans spent much of the first sixth months slashing social safety nets, cutting our children’s education funding and shifting the tax burden onto seniors and working families to facilitate an 83 percent corporate tax cut whose generous benefits are clearly not paying dividends to our working families. What’s worse is that while our unemployment rate is rising, Republicans voted to slash unemployment benefits to our families by six weeks, the first...

Friday, August 12, 2011

MARQUETTE - State Representative Steven Lindberg (Marquette) was joined by House Democratic Leader Richard E. Hammel (Mt. Morris Township), Democratic Floor Leader Kate Segal (Battle Creek), and numerous Democratic State Representatives from across Michigan today as he hosted a question and answer session with various residents and members of the media. The purpose of the event was to hear residents’ thoughts and concerns on recent Republican cuts to school funding and answer any questions.

“I am happy that my colleagues could...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

LANSING - House Democratic Leader Richard E. Hammel (D-Mt. Morris Township) and House Democratic Floor Leader Kate Segal (D-Battle Creek) today criticized Republicans for failing to create a single job in the first six months of this term. Instead of focusing on job creation, the Governor and Republican lawmakers have raised taxes on seniors, families and low-income workers while also cutting education funding.

“Throughout the campaign, we heard about the need to ‘reinvent’ Michigan,” Hammel said. “Unfortunately I don’t...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

“This budget process has moved far too quickly, and the plan signed by the Governor is risky for the state’s long-term economic growth. You know, just because you turn your test in early doesn’t mean you’re going to get a good grade. In fact, we’ve already seen some of the short-term effects on schools, but we haven’t yet realized what the total damage of the Governor’s cuts will be. The state is in a challenged...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

“It’s extremely disappointing to see the Governor push for and enact such a disastrous tax plan that doesn’t promise a single new job, but instead forces Michigan’s seniors and families to pay the price for Republicans’ misguided ideology that puts corporations over people. For months now, we’ve heard over and over again the same old line from the Governor and Republican leaders about ‘shared sacrifice,’ but we have yet to see them live up to...

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