News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

LANSING — House Democrats railed against the School Omnibus budget that passed the House today over strong concerns that the priorities of House Republicans do little to help most students in Michigan. Through subcommittees, committees and even on the House floor before it was voted on, House Democrats pushed for several amendments aimed at the needs of students and school districts across the state, but were met with resistance on all points. They hope to...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

House Democrats are applauding the bipartisan effort to pass a budget proposal out of the House Appropriations Committee today. While noting there is still room for improvement on the current proposal, House Democrats see adoption of several of their amendments as a positive sign moving forward in the negotiation process.

“I am happy that cooperation in the Appropriations Committee has yielded some good results. This is an important marker in the progress toward protecting seniors,...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) and House Democratic Floor Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) introduced House Bill 5443, which would prohibit the sale to and possession of firearms by those who are on the consolidated Terrorist Watchlist maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center and administered by the FBI. This is a step that the state of New Jersey has already taken to combat domestic terrorism, with similar legislation signed into law in...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A quick scroll through any social media feed from yesterday’s primary election will undoubtedly show voters proudly posting pictures of their ballot. It is just one way voters these days spread the word about who they support and to get out the vote. Yet many people are unaware that the Secretary of State has ruled that voters are prohibited from taking photographs at the polls. Despite the prohibition, media is allowed to film in the...

Monday, February 29, 2016

LANSING — Legislation sponsored by House Democratic Floor Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) is headed to the governor to be signed into law after receiving broad bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. House Bill 4314 will grant law enforcement authority to enforce traffic laws on private property open the general public, such as a store parking lot, in instances when the violation results in serious harm or death.

“This need for this legislation...

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