News From Rep. Schor

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan Senate passed state Rep. Andy Schor’s (D-Lansing) House Bill 4759 today, which allows the state to sell the Farnum Building at the corner of Allegan and Capitol. The building formerly held most of the state Senate offices but has sat vacant for months. 

“I’m happy the Senate took quick action on my bill to put this prime spot in downtown Lansing back into use and back on the tax rolls,” said...

Friday, June 16, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) announced today that the Michigan House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 76, which bill allocates $67,500 dollars from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to Lansing. It matches $22,500 committed from the city of Lansing, for a total of $90,000, and will be used for land acquisition to bolster Lansing parks and waterfront.

Schor said, “I am proud to support legislation that will increase Lansing’s ability to offer...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LANSING —State Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) have introduced companion bills in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives that would regulate advertising for medical marijuana and medical marijuana services on billboards as Michigan already does for tobacco products.

House Bill 4767 and Senate Bill 463 would effectively ban advertising on billboards for medical marijuana, medical marijuana dispensaries and businesses that facilitate access to medical marijuana. This mirrors the restrictions Michigan...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LANSING — A bill sponsored by state Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) that ensures Michigan Medicaid recipients can receive medical treatment for opioid addiction cleared the House of Representatives on Tuesday and is headed to the Senate for consideration. Rep. Schor’s House Bill 4403 is part of a six-bill, bipartisan package of legislation that changes the way Michigan addresses the opioid abuse problem in our state and recognizes that punishment alone will not solve the addiction...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

LANSING — The House Committee on Health Policy today passed state Rep. Andy Schor’s (D-Lansing) House Bill 4403, which would clarify that Medicaid dollars can be used to pay for medical detoxification and inpatient treatment for people struggling with opioid addiction.

“The opioid abuse and addiction hits every community in Michigan,” said Schor. “It’s my hope that we can make a real difference for the families and communities around the state struggling with this issue.”...

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