News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

“It is shameful that Michigan is one of only two states that allow the Governor and legislature to hide behind a veil of secrecy – it is time to shed a light on the back room deals and inner workings of our state government so that politicians can be held accountable when they put special interests ahead of the people they are supposed to serve. While this legislation is a step forward, Democrats know that...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Leader state Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) named three additional people to the House Democratic Caucus’ leadership team today. State Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) has been named the Democratic vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, state Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) will serve as the House Democratic Caucus’ Constituent Services chairwoman, and state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio township) will act as the caucus’ Strategic Communications chairwoman.

“Fighting for working families...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Leader state Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) and state Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) have introduced a bill and resolution, respectively, that would commemorate the efforts of former Detroit resident Fred Korematsu. During World War II, as many as 120,000 Japanese Americans were placed in internment camps. Korematsu, seeing this policy directly violated the constitution, refused to relocate and brought his fight against Japanese internment camps to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

“Fred...

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...

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