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Thursday, May 9, 2013

LANSING – House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) condemned a Republican plan to gut Medicaid expansion unveiled Thursday, criticizing it for offering only token assistance to people in desperate need of health care while requiring working poor families to spend up to 5 percent of their annual income on a watered-down health plan. The plan relies wholly on federal dollars and would end as soon as the state would have to contribute a single...

Friday, April 26, 2013

LANSING - House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) denounced four Republican members of the House Insurance Committee who deserted a public hearing Thursday on changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance law just as families of catastrophic auto accident victims prepared to give testimony. Greimel said the Republican legislators showed contempt for citizens — many in wheelchairs — who came to Lansing from across the state on short notice to explain why changing no-fault laws...

Monday, April 22, 2013

LANSING — House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) denounced a governor’s group today that has worked in secrecy to undermine public education in Michigan. The so-called “skunk works” group, comprised of charter school proponents, school voucher supporters and corporate executives — but no teachers or school administrators — is reportedly working on recommendations to siphon money away from public schools by creating a voucher system and “value schools” that are staffed by computer programs...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

LANSING — House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and State Representative Kate Segal (D-Battle Creek), Democratic vice chairwoman of the House Insurance Committee, took a strong stand against Gov. Rick Snyder and the House Republicans’ proposal to undo protections granted to Michigan drivers under the state’s no-fault insurance system.

“This legislation would make it impossible for most Michigan families to afford the life-saving and rehabilitative care they would need after a catastrophic automobile accident,” Greimel said....

Monday, April 15, 2013

LANSING - House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), and state Representatives Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) today announced the House Democrats’ plan for middle-class tax relief. The bills, based on Michigan’s Middle Class Plan, are focused on restoring tax credits and deductions to middle-class families and repealing taxes on retirees. Legislation included in the plan will relieve the tax burden on Michigan families when next year’s tax season rolls around.

“Today, Michigan middle-class...

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