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Monday, September 19, 2011

LANSING- House and Senate Democrats today sent a message to Governor Rick Snyder that Michigan’s students are already feeling the impacts of his raid on the School Aid Fund by being forced into larger classes, offered fewer special education and after school programs, and given less of a chance to succeed in the classroom.

Earlier this year, Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican legislators cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the School Aid Fund to...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

LANSING - House and Senate Democrats today announced a plan to boost Michigan’s emerging advanced battery sector, an industry that is putting thousands of Michiganders back to work. The Democrats’ plan would create new, targeted and transparent tax credits for businesses and individuals investing in the advanced battery sector - incentives that Gov. Rick Snyder and the Legislature announced they would not pursue in the future, putting jobs and the future of Michigan’s electric vehicle...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

“The Governor and legislative Republicans spent much of the first sixth months slashing social safety nets, cutting our children’s education funding and shifting the tax burden onto seniors and working families to facilitate an 83 percent corporate tax cut whose generous benefits are clearly not paying dividends to our working families. What’s worse is that while our unemployment rate is rising, Republicans voted to slash unemployment benefits to our families by six weeks, the first...

Friday, August 12, 2011

MARQUETTE - State Representative Steven Lindberg (Marquette) was joined by House Democratic Leader Richard E. Hammel (Mt. Morris Township), Democratic Floor Leader Kate Segal (Battle Creek), and numerous Democratic State Representatives from across Michigan today as he hosted a question and answer session with various residents and members of the media. The purpose of the event was to hear residents’ thoughts and concerns on recent Republican cuts to school funding and answer any questions.

“I am happy that my colleagues could...

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...

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