Friday, May 27, 2016

LANSING — Four lawmakers in the Michigan House of Representatives introduced benefit corporation legislation yesterday to bring new entrepreneurship and investment opportunities to Michigan. A benefit corporation, also known as a B-corp, is a type of for-profit corporation that focuses on positive social and environmental impact in addition to more traditional goals, such a maximizing shareholder profits.

Members of the Talent and Place Legislative Caucus, state Representatives Hank Vaupel (R-Fowlerville), Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills), David...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — State Representative Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) will host a town hall on Saturday, May 21, at Farmington Hills City Hall, 31555 W. 11 Mile Road in Farmington Hills. Sign-in and hospitality will be open from 10-10:30 a.m., with the town hall taking place from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Topics for the town hall include the ongoing state budget process and proposals to reform the Detroit Public Schools.

“My town halls give everyone in our...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

“I extend my deepest sympathy to Farmington Hills Mayor Pro Tem Valerie Knol and her family on the passing of her husband, Paul Welday. Mr. Welday was an active community member, including serving as the treasurer of the Farmington Youth Assistance, an organization dedicated to serving the youth in our community. Our community mourns his passing.”

Thursday, March 17, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) and Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) introduced legislation today that would help small businesses attract customers to local downtowns and shopping districts. House Bills 5485 and 5486 would allow specially designated merchants (SDMs) to, with the approval of their local government, obtain “patio permits” to serve beer and wine in a designated outdoor area.

“For example, a local shop selling wine and cheese could allow customers to consume...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

“I’m proud to support legislation that ensures both the dignity and the safety of students, especially those with special needs. This legislation codifies existing policies set by the State Board of Education into law, extending further legal protection to vulnerable children. As a member of the Disabilities Awareness Caucus, I look forward to seeing these bills advanced through the Legislature and signed into law.”