News From Rep. Brunner

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

LANSING -Today State Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), David Nathan (D-Detroit) and Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) announced legislation that would create transparency and accountability standards for charter schools, charter school authorizers and the for-profit educational management organizations that contract to run many charter schools. The standards are called for in House Bill 5852, which would enact a moratorium on opening any new charter schools until legislation is passed to...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

LANSING - At a press conference at the state Capitol today, state Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods), announced legislation to enact a moratorium on opening any more charter schools until legislation is passed to ensure that they are transparent, accountable and have strong governance standards. Reps. Roberts and Cogen Lipton were joined by Dr. Casandra Ulbrich, vice president of the State Board of Education.

Rep. Roberts’ legislation would prevent the...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), the Democratic vice chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for the Department of Environmental Quality, was appointed by House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) to co-chair the Great Lakes and Conservation Task Force which will seek to address issues facing our Great Lakes, Michigan’s biodiversity and the public’s health.

“I first became involved with protecting the Great Lakes when I worked as a...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

LANSING – State Representative Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) and members of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Legislative Delegation are calling on Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy to rush an emergency dredging project on the Saginaw River turning basin. Due to the recent flooding, the basin is filled with silt and depth has been reduced from 20 feet to 12-13 feet. This problem is severely restricting shipping to businesses in the Saginaw...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

LANSING – State Representatives Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) and Charles Smiley (D-Burton) voted against a bill yesterday that would make it more difficult for those injured by way of equine activity to prove negligence on behalf of the horse or facility owner. HB 4126, a reintroduction of a bill that failed to pass the Senate last term, seeks to amend the Equine Activity Liability Act of 1994. The bill would protect equine operations at the...

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