Tuesday, May 2, 2017

LANSING — House Democrats offered a host of amendments to House GOP budgets this evening to repair Michigan’s roads, support public safety, restore cuts to important programs for Michigan’s seniors, provide a quality education for Michigan’s children and to protect our Great Lakes. Resorting to procedural moves that fly in the face of the Michigan Constitution, the House GOP pushed its budget through anyway.

 “I have just one question for Republican leaders of this chamber:...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Despite our best efforts to fight for the people of Michigan, my House Democratic colleagues and I are extremely disappointed in the budgets that have passed out of the House Appropriations Committee. Drastic funding cuts are being made across the board to desperately needed services, so House Republicans have room to give massive tax breaks to their wealthy friends. We all know that Michigan families are in desperate need of tax relief, but this is...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"The School Aid Omnibus budget bill that passed out of committee this morning does not do right by our students. The Republican majority has used this budget, as they have other department budgets, to carve out money to give a tax cut to their wealthy friends instead of ensuring that our kids get a good education to prepare them for the future. My House Democratic colleagues and I will fight to change this budget to...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

DETROIT — Members of the Detroit Caucus met with Gov. Rick Snyder yesterday to discuss issues related to the School Reform Office, which distributed a letter earlier this year warning parents and administrators that their schools were slated for closure at the end of the year. Detroit Caucus members and other legislators have advocated aggressively to prevent the closures, which would place a significant burden on families across the state.

“It was a positive meeting,...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

“Gov. Rick Snyder’s executive budget recommendation presentation to the House and Senate Appropriations committees had a number of good ideas, and I am pleased to see that he has taken into account a number of Democratic projects we have been pushing for over the last seven years. House Democrats have tirelessly advocated for, and will continue to support, things like an expansion of the Homestead Property Tax Credit, an increase in investment for vocational training...

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