News From Rep. Schor

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
LANSING — State Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) introduced a bill today that would direct more road funding towards Lansing and other cities in Michigan.

“Cities receive the smallest percentage of road funding dollars from the state formula, compared to counties and the Michigan Department of Transportation,” said Schor. “This lack of fairness in state investment is very evident in the deterioration of the roads that we drive on every day.”

Currently, the Michigan Department...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

LANSING — Today, state Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) introduced House Bill 4464 to promote safe sleep policies, which are shown to reduce the likelihood of infant suffocation. 

“Infant death while sleeping is preventable in many cases,” said Schor. “As safe sleep practices became common over the last 20 years or so, infant deaths have gone down drastically.”

Schor’s bill requires that all licensed child care facilities, group child care homes and family child care homes...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) has introduced House Bill 4409, which would give recent college graduates an incentive to stay and work in Michigan following graduation. The plan would reduce the “brain drain” out of our state and help students saddled with expensive student loans get on their feet while starting a career in Michigan.

“Having a talented, well-educated work force will draw business investment to our state, but Michigan sees far too...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

LANSING — Today, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), state Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and state Rep. Kimberly LaSata (R-Bainbridge Township) introduced a bipartisan, three-bill package that adds attempted assault to the section of law dealing with courtroom assault, and increases penalties for assault and attempted assault on courtroom personnel including law enforcement, judges, prosecutors and court reporters.

These bills are in response to a deadly courtroom assault in Berrien County, which left two...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

“It was recently announced that I will serve on the governor’s task force regarding municipal health care and retirement. This task force consists of business, labor and legislative members and is charged with looking at legacy costs paid by local governments, the origins of those costs, and what can be done to reduce those costs. This problem was created by a variety of factors, including reduced property values from the Great Recession and $7.5 billion...