News From Rep. Camilleri

Friday, June 16, 2017

LANSING, Mich. — Rep. Henry Yanez (D–Sterling Heights) and Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) have introduced resolutions that urge President Donald Trump to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with stronger provisions on jobs and wages, or pull out of the agreement altogether.

According to the Economic Policy Institute, there were more than 850,000 U.S. jobs lost between 1993 and 2013 — including 43,600 in Michigan — from policies attributed to NAFTA. By...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

“House Bill 4647 does nothing to address the unfunded liability in the teacher retirement system. Instead, it raises costs for schools and increases risks for teachers. I could not in good conscience vote for a bill that shifts the burden of these costs onto the backs of teachers and their students.

“This legislation is just the latest in a long series of attacks on teachers, whose profession is becoming less and less attractive in Michigan....

Friday, May 26, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) introduced legislation yesterday that would allow veterans with disabilities who have been honorably discharged to purchase up to five special vehicle registration plates with the Disabled Veteran (DV) designation. Currently, veterans in Michigan who are permanently disabled are limited to only one special registration plate with this designation.

“Michigan’s veterans deserve greater recognition for their service and their sacrifice for our communities,” said Camilleri. “As a constituent...

Thursday, May 4, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) supported a package of bills today that will incentivize redevelopment on large Brownfield projects. Senate Bills 111-115, also referred to as the MiThrive package, would create a new Brownfield Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing (TIF) category and work to close financial gaps needed to revitalize large brownfield properties with mixed-use developments. The legislation could specifically help projects that are underway in the House District 23 community of Trenton....

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) voted yes today on House Bill 4313, the proposed education budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Camilleri joined Republicans and Democrats alike in passage of the bill, 60-47.

“I voted in favor of House Bill 4313 because it contains increases for the school districts in House District 23. I believe that we still need to address major funding gaps for our students, but as a former teacher,...

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