News From Rep. Dillon

Thursday, 26 February 2015

LANSING – State Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) is introducing a bill to expand the scope of Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act so that the governor, lieutenant governor and their offices, as well as the Legislature and its staff, would be subject to FOIA requests. Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act covers state agencies and boards, local governments and school districts and other bodies primarily funded by state or local authorities, but exempts the Legislature, governor...

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

LANSING — Despite the objections of the House Democratic Caucus, the state House passed legislation today to paper over a budget deficit in the current fiscal year. Democrats oppose the bills because, among cuts in other areas, they siphon money away from the School Aid Fund to fill a hole created by overly generous tax incentives for big corporations. The legislation now heads to the Senate for consideration.

“Legislative Republicans created this situation in 2011...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

LANSING – With the state facing a deficit and the governor contemplating program cuts, the Michigan House Democrats are demanding a budget that requires big corporations to come back to the table and pay their fair share, instead of yet another budget that forces Michigan families and students to make sacrifices.

“Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative Republicans have made giving handouts to big corporations their priority for the past four years, and now we have...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) were sworn into office at the state Capitol today. Brinks will be serving her second term representing House District 76, and Dillon will be representing House District 75 for a third term.

“It’s a great honor to return to the Capitol to serve the families of Grand Rapids, and I am ready and eager to get to work,”...

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

LANSING – House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) announced today who will fill a number of leadership positions for the 2015-2016 legislative session.

“This outstanding Democratic Leadership team will help to shape public policy in a positive way for Michigan’s families, kids and seniors,” said Greimel. “I’m proud to have a leadership team from all different backgrounds and I look forward to working with them to better Michigan.” The leadership posts being...

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