News From Rep. Schor

Thursday, January 14, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) today introduced House Bill 5221. This bill repeals the section of law in the recently signed Senate Bill 571 that prohibits public entities from sharing information with citizens on local ballot proposals within 60 days of an election. With Rep. Schor’s legislation, voters would be able to stay informed about important matters on upcoming ballots.

“In the night in December, House Republican leadership added a last-minute provision to a...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) applauded the passage of legislation he worked on that will help data centers in Michigan. The legislation was introduced to help bring Nevada-based Switch to the state, where it plans to invest $5 billion into the former Steelcase pyramid near Grand Rapids to create the largest data center in the eastern United States. The company plans to hire 1,000 employees over the next 10 years. The legislation also...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) applauded the passage of legislation he worked on that will help data centers in Michigan. The legislation was introduced to help bring Nevada-based Switch to the state, where it plans to invest $5 billion into the former Steelcase pyramid near Grand Rapids to create the largest data center in the eastern United States. The company plans to hire 1,000 employees over the next 10 years. The legislation also...

Thursday, October 29, 2015

LANSING — After months of gathering research on the topic, the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force presented Gov. Rick Snyder with a comprehensive report of its findings. The group — which includes state Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) — made more than two dozen recommendations for changes in regulations and practices that could address this growing problem in Michigan.

“Individuals across the state are dealing with problems related to abusing prescription drugs and...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

LANSING — Bills that take aim at the ongoing problem of gun violence in Michigan were the subject of a press conference held today in Lansing. State Representatives Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak), Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) outlined their common-sense gun safety measures and called for action on their legislation.

“We’ve seen too many children die, too many parents grieve, too many neighbors witness firsthand the scourge of...

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