News From Rep. Schor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LANSING – Legislation introduced by state Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) that passed the House last month will head to the Senate floor after passing the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee today.

House Bill 4054 requires better communication between the number of agencies involved in mobile home park oversight and increases fines for bad actors whose inaction threatens the health and safety of mobile home park residents. Problems were exposed earlier last year during a situation at...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Andy Schor (D-Lansing), Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) and Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) introduced a bill package today that would bring stability and transparency to the budget-busting MEGA business tax credits. This comes as the Senate Fiscal Agency released a report citing that the state paid $52 million in net tax refunds to businesses in March due to the MEGA tax credits. 

The MEGA program has come under fire after causing an unforeseen...

Monday, March 30, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) introduced House Bill 4422 today to create the Red Tape Removal Task Force. This bill will create a task force of experts in the education field to review the many state reporting requirements for schools in order to weed out the ones that are duplicative and outdated. The task force would have six months to review the many reports, then report back to the Legislature with recommendations. The...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LANSING – Legislation introduced by state Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) that passed the House and Senate but did not make it to the governor’s desk during the lame duck session last year passed the House today. Among other things, House Bill 4054 requires better communication between the number of agencies involved in mobile home park oversight and increases fines for bad actors whose inaction threatens the health and safety of mobile home park residents. Problems...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) reintroduced and state Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing) introduced a bill that would create an incentive to keep college students living and working in Michigan after graduation. The bill would provide tax credits for college graduates regardless of whether or not Congress comes to a consensus on student loan interest rates. It is modeled after the successful Opportunity Maine program.

“We have the best universities in the...

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