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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

LANSING - House Democratic Leader Richard E. Hammel (D-Mt. Morris Township) and Democratic Floor Leader Kate Segal (D-Battle Creek) said today that they are encouraged that Michigan’s transportation needs are front and center on the legislative agenda because good roads and infrastructure will spur job creation in our communities. “Improving our roads and infrastructure are key to growing Michigan’s economy and creating good-paying jobs for our residents,” said Hammel. “This bipartisan package of bills is...

Friday, January 13, 2012

“There should be no question about using this budget surplus in our classrooms to ensure that our students have the resources they need to learn and succeed in college and in their careers. The education cuts that the Governor and the Republican majority pushed through last year were devastating to our schools and left teachers and students in over-crowded classrooms with outdated materials. Last year at this time, the School Aid Fund showed a surplus...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

LANSING - At a Capitol press conference today House Democrats said that the Governor and Republican majority made 2011 one of the worst years for Michigan residents by not only refusing to address critical needs that would help seniors, families and unemployed workers, but rather by attacking them. Instead of focusing on job creation, the Governor and Republican lawmakers used 2011 to pass legislation that hurt Michigan residents by raising taxes, targeting unemployed workers, and...

2011 Report Card
Thursday, December 1, 2011

“This is an issue that never should have come up. The Governor has explicitly stated that leaving these two seats vacant would save the state money. The Speaker and legislative Republicans agreed with that when they voted for savings in the 2012 Judiciary budget. To now add hundreds of thousands of dollars to the budget, overspending the budget when many of our residents are facing reduced unemployment eligibility, education cuts and increased taxes on our...

Friday, November 18, 2011

LANSING - State House Democrats said today that job creation needs to be a top priority in order for Michigan to move forward. Since February, less than 5 percent of the legislation passed by the Republican-led House will have any impact on job creation. While Michigan’s hard-working families continue to struggle during these challenging economic times, Republican lawmakers have followed their Governor’s lead and focused their efforts on protecting benefits for big business while failing...

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