News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LANSING – House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) and Senate Democratic Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) responded to Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017 State of the State Address by pledging that legislative Democrats would fight to enact policies that will benefit working families. They also stressed the need to dismantle Republican policies that saddle working people with higher taxes and fewer services while benefiting their wealthy donors and multinational corporations.

“As Democrats in the Legislature, we...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

“As the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference anticipates little growth in the coming years, we must ensure that we make wise decisions about where that money should go. Instead of entertaining proposals that would dramatically reduce state revenue, these dollars must be invested where they matter most: better funding for our schools, job training for hardworking Michiganders and community funding for police and fire protection. We must repair our decaying infrastructure and end the humanitarian crisis...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — Capital-area members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus were ceremonially sworn in to serve in the Michigan House of Representatives for the 99th Legislature in 2017-18. The three Ingham County Democratic representatives said that their priorities in office will mirror those of the working families, seniors and students of mid-Michigan.

“As legislators, we have a large task ahead of us. From bringing back jobs with good wages to our state to properly funding...

House Democratic Leader state Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With him is his wife, Kerry Ebersole Singh.
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...

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