News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Monday, December 19, 2016

LANSING — House Democratic Leader-Elect Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) has named key members of his senior staff team. Jack Schmitt has been named chief of staff, Katie Carey will continue as the press secretary for the House Democratic Caucus, Patti Tremblay-Pluta will continue on as caucus legal counsel, Coffiann Hawthorne will serve as policy director and Erin Zettle will be director of constituent outreach. Singh will become the leader of the House Democratic office on...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

LANSING — Members of the House Democratic Caucus voted in support of a new energy policy that would increase the renewable energy standard and provide utilities with incentives to become more energy efficient. The energy plan could lead to job growth in the renewable energy industry and lead to cheaper, more reliable energy for Michigan families and businesses.

“Michigan has needed a new, forward-looking energy policy for some time now, and this plan moves us...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

LANSING — The Michigan House Democratic Caucus voted today to make Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) the House Democratic Leader for the 2017-2018 session. Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) will serve as the Democratic Floor Leader.

“Our work is as important now as it ever was, and it includes bringing more good-paying jobs to Michigan, making sure that each child in our state gets a world-class education and building an economy that leaves no hardworking...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

“I voted against the changes to the HICA tax because these changes are reckless. The changes being made are contingent on approval from the federal government, which may not be granted. This is further compounded by the fact that there will be a new administration sworn in next January, casting the entire approval process into uncertainty. Failure to receive federal approval will risk at least $600 million in funding, creating a major hole in the...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

“This is an important victory for the democratic process. The removal of straight-ticket voting would significantly increase waiting times at the polls and create longer lines, especially in urban areas. The voting process should be easy and accessible to facilitate participation. The Legislature should be removing barriers to voting, not adding to them.”