Thursday, 12 February 2015

LANSING – State Representative Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) introduced House Bill 4187 yesterday, which would raise vandalizing road signs, including graffiti, to a misdemeanor-level offense. Durhal sees this as common-sense legislation to help make driving safer.

“I hear, time and again, the concerns raised by graffiti in our community,” Durhal said. “When any sign that’s supposed to be directional is tainted, that makes driving harder and more dangerous.”

The bill not only covers traditional “tagging”...

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

“This budget proposal offers items both good and bad. My major concern is that working families are being asked to pay for the state’s deficit through cuts to DHS and DCH, a deficit caused by overly generous tax credits to profitable corporations. Working families already had to make sacrifices after we taxed retirement income and slashed school funding. My hope is that we can bring the business community to the table, and see how they...

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

LANSING – State Representative Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) announced today that he will serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. The main purpose of this committee is to draft and amend the state’s budget. Additionally, he has been placed on the subcommittee which reviews the Department of Correction budget, and will be the Democratic vice chairman of the General Government subcommittee.

Durhal’s vice chairmanship brings with him an important task, the review of the multiple...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Wendell Byrd (D-Detroit), Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit), LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit), Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) and Leslie Love (D-Detroit) took the oath of office today, beginning their first terms in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Byrd is starting his first term serving the constituents of Michigan’s 3rd House District, which comprises a portion of northern Detroit. He previously served as the comptroller for...

Friday, 9 January 2015

LANSING – State Representative Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) was appointed yesterday as Assistant Democratic Leader for the Michigan House of Representatives by House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills). He joins a leadership team that will focus on prioritizing families, children and seniors after years of harmful policies from Republican leadership.

“I am honored to be entrusted with this responsibility in my first term,” said Durhal. “I promise to use this...

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