Friday, June 16, 2017

“I’m thoroughly disappointed that the House passed legislation without Democratic input or support that will have a profoundly negative impact on teachers and their classrooms. Despite the claims of those in support of the legislation, House Bill 4647 does nothing to address the unfunded liability in the legacy retirement system and shifts cost and risk away from the state and onto local districts, causing even more money to come out of underfunded classrooms. Our teachers...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

“The omnibus and School Aid Fund budgets passed by the House today are severe disappointments. The families of Michigan counted on us to do better, and we let them down. Specifically, I am dismayed that we passed an omnibus budget that would privatize Community Mental Health services even though we’ve seen how privatization has deteriorated personal care services at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and at state prison food services. We can’t afford to...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — State Rep. Christine Greig (D‐Farmington Hills) will host upcoming events where she will be available to speak with residents about state policy hot topics and pending legislation. A community conversation will be held at a new location on Monday, April 10, at Craft Breww City, 27843 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, from 7-8 p.m. In addition, a town hall will be held on Saturday, April 15, at the Farmington Hills City...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LANSING — Members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus will be holding a series of listening tour town halls throughout the state of Michigan in the coming weeks in order to hear state residents express their top concerns about our state. The “This is Your House” listening tour events kicked off with a town hall event hosted by state Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) yesterday, and eight more events will take place through April 17....

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...

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