News From Rep. Schor

Thursday, June 2, 2016

State Representative Andy Schor’s (D-Lansing) House Bill 5618 passed the House today as part of a larger legislative package creating flexibility for schools when students violate the so-called “zero tolerance” laws. Schor’s bill addresses how schools treat students, changing laws requiring automatic suspension or expulsion for a variety of problems.

“We have heard too many stories about children accidentally or unintentionally bringing knives or other weapons to school and being suspended or expelled. We need...

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...

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