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Friday, January 13, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) was selected today to serve as Deputy House Democratic Caucus Chairperson under newly-elected Democratic Caucus Chairperson state Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor). Rep. Jones is beginning his first term in the state House of Representatives this month.

“I have been impressed and inspired by Rep. Jones long before he came to serve in the state House, so he seemed like an excellent choice to help me bring our...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

LANSING — The House Democrats held elections today to fill their caucus’s leadership positions for the next two years as a new session begins this week. State Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) was elected to serve as the House Democratic Caucus Whip and state Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) was chosen to be the House Democratic Caucus Chair.

“I am extremely honored that my Democratic colleagues in the House chose me to serve as their Caucus...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

“As the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference anticipates little growth in the coming years, we must ensure that we make wise decisions about where that money should go. Instead of entertaining proposals that would dramatically reduce state revenue, these dollars must be invested where they matter most: better funding for our schools, job training for hardworking Michiganders and community funding for police and fire protection. We must repair our decaying infrastructure and end the humanitarian crisis...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

“Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency has wrongly accused Michigan workers of unemployment fraud more than 20,000 times since 2013, causing untold heartache and anxiety for working families across the state. Instead of promptly addressing the problem, Gov. Rick Snyder waited until today to hold the agency’s director accountable. The Snyder administration's lack of urgency resolving this problem is deeply disappointing. Michiganders count on their government to act in their best interest, and...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

"Gov. Rick Snyder made a good choice in selecting Al Pscholka to be his budget director. I had the privilege of working with Al over the past four years on the House Appropriations Committee, and his leadership made the complicated budget process run smoothly. That leadership will be needed as our state faces monumental challenges, including restoring proper funding to our schools and universities, repairing the damaged Flint water system and ending the humanitarian crisis...

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