News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Saturday, February 4, 2017

 “Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency continues to spiral out of control, from wrongly accusing residents of fraud to now potentially failing to protect the sensitive personal information of close to 1.9 million residents. Gov. Rick Snyder has failed to contain the crisis in this agency and was finally forced to make drastic changes this week because of a court settlement. The people who failed our residents should be held accountable and relying on the services of the Unemployment...

Friday, February 3, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Leader state Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) held his third art competition for students from participating schools in the 69th district. This year’s theme was “Michigan’s Changing Seasons.” The winners include high school seniors Hailey Smithingell and Kate Horst from Haslett High School, and senior Dalal Elbast and sophomore Celia Spink from Okemos High School. Their artwork will be on display for all staff and visitors to see in Rep. Singh’s...

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...

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