News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

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...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

LANSING – Democrats in the state House announced a plan today that would raise $1.2 billion to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges by requiring corporations pay their fair share in fixing Michigan’s infrastructure. The move takes aim at one of the largest tax shifts in Michigan history, which gave billions of dollars in tax breaks to corporations that were paid for by increasing taxes on Michigan families. 

“Every time Michigan faces a problem, Republicans...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

LANSING – The School Aid Fund budget passed by the Michigan House of Representatives today is a great improvement over the House’s proposed education budget passed in April and incorporates many of the budget priorities outlined by House Democrats, House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) said.

“We had deep concerns over the House education budget that passed in April because it favored cyber schools over community schools and underfunded or eliminated programs designed to...

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