News From Rep. Dillon

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) introduced an amendment Tuesday to the Michigan House of Representatives’ proposed omnibus budget that would prevent state funds from being used to pay for the state Senate’s move to new offices. The Senate is attempting to move forward with a $134 million move to the Capitol View building, located just a block away from their current building.

“This boondoggle is stealing money from our state that could...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

LANSING – The Michigan House Democrats voted against a misguided General Fund omnibus budget Tuesday because it isn’t balanced and short-changes Michigan’s families, students and communities while spending lavishly on new offices for Legislators.

“The budget passed by House Republicans today reflects misguided priorities that are out-of-touch with the needs of everyday working families,” House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) said. “When it comes to how to spend taxpayer dollars, the people of Michigan want great...

Monday, April 27, 2015

LANSING – House Democrats held press conferences today demanding that a lavish $134 million expense on new offices for Michigan senators be stripped from the budget. The budget heads to the House floor on Tuesday and could be voted on this week.

“The idea of spending $134 million on offices for state senators is absurd and must be fought and stripped from this budget,” said Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids). “It may be a great sweetheart...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

            LANSING – House Democrats said today that the fiscal year 2015-16 multi-department omnibus budget voted out of the full House Appropriations Committee today is incomplete and does not prioritize the needs of Michigan families.

            “The bill does not even meet our constitutional obligation to give Michigan taxpayers a balanced budget, much less invest properly in our communities and families,” said Appropriations Committee member Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids)....

Monday, March 23, 2015

LANSING – As the Michigan House of Representatives moves closer to putting together its annual budget proposal, the Michigan House Democrats are urging the creation of a state budget that reflects the needs of everyday families and small-business owners. House Appropriations subcommittees are expected to release their proposed budgets this week.

"The budget is more than just a financial and legal document – it is a statement of our values and priorities,” House Democratic Leader Tim...