News From Rep. Dillon

Monday, June 8, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) and Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) hailed the announcement Monday that Ford Motor Co. has agreed to limit its MEGA tax credits to $2.3 billion and invest up to $3.1 billion in Michigan in order to shore up the state’s revenues and create fiscal stability over the coming decades. The announcement followed negotiations between the automaker and the state after it was announced earlier this year that Michigan faces a...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS – The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is refusing to purchase a $530 license that would allow its residents and family members to buy and share meals together at the facility, a move state Representatives Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) are calling insensitive to the unique needs of veterans and their families. The legislators have pledged to do all they can to get the home’s dining services licensed to...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

LANSING – House Democrats said the state’s omnibus general fund budget approved by the Michigan House of Representatives today offers some improvements for Michigan residents, but frequently ignores the priorities of average, working families.

“Our state’s budget isn’t just a financial plan; it’s a reflection of the values and priorities of our state,” House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) said. “Although the budget includes some positives, it fails to adequately invest in roads and fails to...

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...

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