News From Rep. Schor

Friday, May 20, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and state Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-Meridian Township) are criticizing a package of bills to lessen the protections of civil service employees. These bills, introduced by House Republicans, are pointing the blame at civil servants in state government for the Flint water crisis that has been ongoing.

“The civil service system works. Hundreds of civil servants were fired last year that were not doing their job. Anyone not...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

State Representative Andy Schor’s (D-Lansing) House Resolution 298 passed the House today to declare May 22-28, 2016, as Invisible Illness Awareness Week. These illnesses can include Crohn’s disease, lupus and fibromyalgia, among others, and often don’t show signs of suffering or pain to the casual observer. These impairments can include exhaustion, constant pain and cognitive difficulties. Nearly half of all Americans suffer from a chronic medical condition, and 96 percent of them live with an...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) applauded the passing of House Resolution 268 calling on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to end its recent ban on satellite training camps. These camps — usually set up in another state from the host school — have been popular for years and help athletes increase their visibility to different schools as well as helping many smaller schools evaluate a larger number of potential recruits.

“While many things are...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) introduced House Resolution 268 calling on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to end its recent ban on satellite training camps. These camps — usually set up in another state from the host school — have been popular for years and help athletes increase their visibility to different schools as well as helping many smaller schools evaluate a larger number of potential recruits.

“The problem is not about a school...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) applauded House approval of House Bill 4580, which would allow a local government to revoke a personal property tax exemption if the agreed-upon contact is not honored by the recipient business. All other local tax abatements have revocation provisions, but Public Act 328 (which allows for up a personal property tax exemption of up to 100 percent) does not include a revocation provision.

“Cities, townships and other local governments generally...

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