Friday, June 30, 2017

“I would like to thank Gov. Rick Snyder for making the right call in vetoing the ‘Choose Life’ license plate. A woman’s right to choose remains a divisive topic, and it would be absolutely inappropriate for our state to weigh in on one side of the debate by issuing a license plate that favors one side of the issue over the other. It is not the business of the Secretary of State’s office to help...

Friday, June 30, 2017

TAYLOR — State Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) responded enthusiastically to news that online retailing giant Amazon.com Inc. will invest $140 million to build a regional fulfillment center in Romulus that is expected to create 1,600 new jobs.

“Amazon has shown their confidence in our region as a great place to do business and to find workers with the skills, experience and ability to work hard and be productive,” Rep. Geiss said. “This is the start...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

“I was proud to vote for my colleague state Rep. Andy Schor’s bill in committee this morning. Lack of access to fresh foods is a concern in cities across Michigan, not only for the positive health impacts, but in creating vibrant, livable communities that attract young professionals and families. This bill will help cities like Romulus better explore options for grocery stores in their communities. I look forward to voting for it again on the...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) brought forward residents’ concerns about blocked traffic at railroad crossings around Downriver. The two lawmakers sit on the House Commerce and Trade Committee, which heard a presentation from the Canadian National Railway Co. this week.

“I hear nearly every day from constituents who are affected by railroad crossings. This is a decades-long issue, and one that’s escalating from a nuisance to a hazard...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LANSING — The Progressive Women’s Caucus introduced a 12-bill package today that seeks to end wage discrimination in Michigan. While protecting equal pay is important for everyone, wage discrimination disproportionately impacts women in Michigan. The bills are being introduced to coincide with Equal Pay Day in Michigan. Women have to work into April of the new year in order to earn what men earned in the previous year. April 4 of this year was recognized...

State Rep. Erika Geiss speaks in support of House Democratic legislation to ensure equal pay for women at a rally on the Capitol steps in Lansing on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Behind Rep. Geiss are, from left to right, seated state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D Scio Township), standing Reps. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Pam Faris (D-Clio) and Terry J. Sabo (D-Muskegon).

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