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Monday, November 19, 2012

LANSING - The Michigan House Democratic Caucus chose Rep. Tim Greimel(D-Auburn Hills) to become the House Democratic Leader for the 2013-2014 session. Rep. Rudy Hobbs (D-Southfield) will serve as Democratic Floor Leader.

“My pledge to the families, seniors and students of Michigan is to work tirelessly on their behalf by fighting for policies that will help them and move our state forward,” Greimel said. “I know that people around the state have been struggling under the...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LANSING — Today, House Minority Leader Richard E. Hammel (D-Mount Morris Township), on behalf of his five co-plaintiffs and the House Democratic Caucus, filed an application for leave to appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court seeking to reverse the Court of Appeals’ ruling and order the House Republicans to follow the Michigan Constitution.

“Until the constitutionally guaranteed rights of legislators — and, by extension, their constituents —are secured, we will continue to fight for those...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

“I strongly support the effort of Democrats calling for a one-man grand jury to investigate the recent election-rigging attempt by Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) and State Rep. Roy Schmidt (R-Grand Rapids). From the beginning I have called for a complete and thorough investigation, but that has yet to happen. As new information continues to surface, more questions are raised not answered. The fact that questions remain unanswered, that the State Police investigation remains incomplete and...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

“Today we were disappointed to learn that the Court of Appeals decided against the House Democrats’ lawsuit to ensure that the state Constitution is followed. The Court clearly didn’t hear our argument that with the support of one-fifth, or at least 22 members, the Constitution gives us the right to receive a record roll call vote. This request has been repeatedly denied. The ruling today essentially states that Courts cannot force the legislature to follow...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

LANSING - House Democrats today said that Senate Bill 1040, which significantly changes teacher benefits for current and retired teachers, will significantly hurt new teachers, retired teachers, and will again harm Michigan women who make up the majority of teachers in Michigan public schools.

“Once again, the governor and Legislative Republicans have attacked retirees and women by passing a public school pension bill that will hurt retirees already living on a fixed income, and hurt...

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