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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...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

LANSING — Incoming House Democratic Floor Leader-elect state Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) has chosen four assistant floor leaders for the 99th session of the Michigan House of Representatives. They are state Rep. LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit), state Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren), state Rep.-elect Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and state Rep.-elect Brian Elder (D-Bay City).

“I look forward to working with these assistant floor leaders as we advocate for an agenda that brings better wages to...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

LANSING — State Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), the House Democratic Leader-elect for the 2017-2018 session, has named state Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) and state Rep.-elect Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) as assistant House Democratic Caucus leaders for the 99th Session of the Michigan House of Representatives. State Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) will continue to serve as the caucus’ policy chairwoman.

“I have full confidence these members of our caucus will help to lead the...

Monday, December 19, 2016

LANSING — House Democratic Leader-Elect Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) has named key members of his senior staff team. Jack Schmitt has been named chief of staff, Katie Carey will continue as the press secretary for the House Democratic Caucus, Patti Tremblay-Pluta will continue on as caucus legal counsel, Coffiann Hawthorne will serve as policy director and Erin Zettle will be director of constituent outreach. Singh will become the leader of the House Democratic office on...

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