Wednesday, March 1, 2017

LANSING — The Progressive Women’s Caucus (PWC) stands behind an effort to require paid sick leave for many workers in the state of Michigan. A new bill introduced by PWC Chairwoman Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) would allow workers to take earned, paid time off to recover from illnesses or care for a sick family member, and would require employers to allow workers to accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours they work. PWC...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

“There are several areas in Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget recommendation that are worth highlighting. I appreciate the inclusion of increased funding for direct care workers within our mental health system. In addition, our students would likely benefit from some of the proposed changes to education funding, including an increase of $50 per pupil for high school students and the expansion of at-risk funding for students in all districts, which would include Farmington Public Schools for...

Friday, January 20, 2017

LANSING — Several members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus will be among the 7,500 people anticipated to converge on the Michigan State Capitol on Saturday afternoon to take a stand against the legislative agenda of President Donald Trump and extremist Republicans in Washington and Lansing. The Women’s March on Lansing is a sister event of the Women’s March on Washington, which is expected to draw 200,000 or more participants to Washington, D.C., on the same...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

"Tonight, we heard Gov. Rick Snyder lay out his vision for Michigan during his 2017 State of the State address. It’s a vision we’ve heard before, but the policies behind it continue to be out of touch and have led to larger income disparities across the state. His vision for lower taxes ended up cutting them for businesses while increasing them for seniors and our most vulnerable residents. His vision for less regulatory oversight and...

House Democratic Floor Leader state Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) listens to Gov. Rick Snyder deliver the State of the State address on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — Oakland County-based members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus were ceremonially sworn in to serve in the Michigan House of Representatives for the 99th Legislature in 2017-18. The five Oakland County Democratic representatives said that their priorities in office will mirror those of the working families, seniors and students of Oakland County.

“Michigan has a large to-do list, including properly funding our schools and roads and bringing good jobs back to our state,”...

House Democratic Floor Leader state Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills)is ceremonially sworn in by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With her are friends and constituents Lynn Boza, Nancy and Diane Bauman, Sandy Catherman, Diane Hague, Terry Klenczar, John Depa, Tim Westfall, Priscilla Brouillette, Michael Michael Corkery, Steve and Michelle Artt, MaryLou Stropoli, Deborah and Gerald Goldberg and Karen Bolsen.

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