News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

LANSING – House Democrats resoundingly rejected a warmed-over rehash of the House Republicans’ once-failed roads plan when it was brought up for a vote late Wednesday night. House Republicans managed to outdo themselves by making their failed plan from June even worse by adding on tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires while insisting on a plan that demands $600 million be cut from vitally important programs, including public safety, education and health care. The roads...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

“It has been announced that Michigan will pay $1.9 million in legal fees to the lawyers arguing against the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

“Over the past couple of budget cycles, I have offered amendments during the appropriations process to prevent the state from spending taxpayer dollars to defend the discriminatory and unconstitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Attorney General Bill Schuette should have dropped the case following Judge Bernard Friedman’s 2014 ruling. When you add...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

LANSING – As October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, members of the Progressive Women's Legislative Caucus are urging their Republican colleagues that a package of bills aimed at combating domestic violence has languished in the Legislature for half a year. The measures would give survivors of domestic violence the tools they need to escape violent situations and seek justice.

“Domestic violence is a serious problem in Michigan, and people who are trapped in abusive...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

LANSING – Michigan House Democratic Floor Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) introduced Good Samaritan legislation designed to help individuals experiencing a drug overdose. The bill would provide limited protections to individuals, or someone accompanying them, from minor charges when they seek emergency medical attention. The immunity granted in the law is limited to simple drug possession and being under the influence, and does not extend to other, more serious crimes.

“This legislation is about saving...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

LANSING – House Democratic Floor Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) introduced House Resolution 138 today to direct the Select Committee to Examine the Qualifications of Representatives Cindy Gamrat and Todd Courser to refer the full, unedited House Business Office report and all related notes and documents to law enforcement officials for investigative purposes. He also calls for the Attorney General’s office and the Michigan State Police to conduct an investigation, and urges that the committee...

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