State Rep. Erika Geiss

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) announced the date of her next community conversations today. These events are a great way for citizens to learn what is happening in Lansing, as well as to ask questions about specific bills or share concerns.

The next community conversations will take place on Monday, July 20 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Road in Romulus, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m....

Monday, May 11, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) are proud to announce that they will attend the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) this summer. The Council of State Governments Midwest, which operates the program, named the two freshman legislators as fellows. They join a select group of lawmakers from around the region.

“Meeting fellow lawmakers from other states and learning about how they confront their own challenges gives us...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

TAYLOR — State Representative Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) held a community conversation yesterday on the topic of earned paid sick leave with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. Geiss and Dingell are working at the state and federal level to pass paid sick day legislation. House Bill 4167 would allow workers in Michigan to accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, whether an employee works full time or part time. Joining the lawmakers were...

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) speaks during a roundtable discussion about state and federal legislation to provide earned, paid sick leave on Monday, March 30, 2015, at Panera Bread in Taylor. The rest of the panel, from left, are Danielle Atkinson of Mothering Justice, state Representative Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and Lisa Norris, Ph.D., RN, of Western Wayne Family Health Center.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) held a press conference at the state Capitol today to talk about her legislation to set standards for human milk banks in Michigan. Geiss introduced House Bill 4206 in February, and it was referred to the House Committee on Health Policy.

“Multiple studies show that feeding breast milk to premature infants, whether from their mother or another source, has significant short- and long-term benefits,” Geiss said. “Many mothers...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

LANSING – Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), State Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and other legislators announced at a press conference today that they are introducing legislation that would allow workers to take earned paid time off to recover from illnesses or care for a sick family member. These bills would require employers to allow workers to accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours they work.

“No one...