News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

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.”

Monday, June 27, 2016

“Today, I celebrate one of the most important Supreme Court decisions relating to women’s health since Roe v. Wade. The high court has ruled that the Texas law, House Bill 2, is an unconstitutional infringement on a woman’s right to choose. A woman’s constitutional right to choose has been recognized for more than 40 years, and today, I am pleased that the Supreme Court continued that acknowledgement. This ruling sets an important precedent that conservative...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

LANSING — House Democrats were disappointed tonight with the final form of the education budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, which passed the House 74 to 34 during another long session. Central among the many issues facing the budget is the unbalanced funding of charter schools and the potentially unconstitutional funding for private schools.

“We had an opportunity to truly invest in public education and our children, instead our precious school dollars are diverted in several...