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...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

LANSING — In advance of Gov. Rick Snyder’s delivery of his executive budget on Wednesday, House Democrats announced they would fight for a budget that refocuses Lansing’s attention toward everyday families, local communities and schools. 

“It’s time for our budget to reflect the values of the people of our state and that’s why House Democrats want to prioritize investment in schools, local communities and critical programs that help our friends and neighbors take advantage of...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Leader state Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) named three additional people to the House Democratic Caucus’ leadership team today. State Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) has been named the Democratic vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, state Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) will serve as the House Democratic Caucus’ Constituent Services chairwoman, and state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio township) will act as the caucus’ Strategic Communications chairwoman.

“Fighting for working families...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

            “I was incredibly disappointed this evening to see Gov. Rick Snyder take complex statistics out of context and use them to defend his claim that our state is on the rebound. Referencing things like declining unemployment numbers is all well and good, until you recognize that we still don’t have training for those who lose their job when companies ship work overseas, and we still do not have a...

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