News From Rep. Schor

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

LANSING — Members of the House Democratic Caucus were united in opposition today against House Bill 4052, legislation designed to take away the ability of local governments to enact ordinances that benefit their citizens. The bill is broadly worded and possibly violates the Michigan Constitution, which guarantees local control. Despite bipartisan opposition, the bill passed with only Republican support and now moves to the Senate.

“Republicans are supposed to be the party of small government...

Thursday, May 14, 2015

LANSING – House Bill 4205, introduced by state Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing), passed the House by a unanimous vote today. The legislation would remove the term “crippled children” from the Public Health Code.

“This term is offensive to our children with special needs and to the parents that care for them. There is no place in the law for this term, and I am happy to work on a bipartisan and bicameral manner to strike...

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to review the many state reporting requirements for schools in order to weed out the ones that are duplicative and outdated.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...

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