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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...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

“After more than five months, the Governor and Republican leaders are merely beginning to listen to House Democrats and the people of Michigan, who know that we have to invest in our schools and create jobs for our workers. Tens of thousands of residents stood up for our kids and schools at rallies and town halls across the state, but Republicans chose to ignore them. Our fight is not over, because our residents and kids...

Monday, May 16, 2011

“The results of the latest revenue estimates are a positive sign that our state has been moving in the right direction for some time and that the radical tax and budget plan being considered by Governor Snyder and legislative Republicans is not necessary. The report of the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference today shows the School Aid Fund has plenty of money and the only reason for cuts to education and increased taxes for seniors and...

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