Thursday, April 23, 2015

 

     LANSING – State Representative Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) said today that he is proud to sponsor a bill in a package of legislation that would provide comprehensive solutions to combat Michigan’s wage gap. The legislation would take critical steps to empower workers to negotiate for equal pay, strengthen support and create strong incentives for employers to follow the law, and streamline enforcement efforts.

     “It’s high time that we pass legislation...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

            LANSING – House Democrats said today that the fiscal year 2015-16 multi-department omnibus budget voted out of the full House Appropriations Committee today is incomplete and does not prioritize the needs of Michigan families.

            “The bill does not even meet our constitutional obligation to give Michigan taxpayers a balanced budget, much less invest properly in our communities and families,” said Appropriations Committee member Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids)....

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

“Today I stand with my neighbors of the historic Russell Woods-Sullivan Area Association. At this moment, we are currently in a foreclosure crisis. There are 62,000 homes facing foreclosure in the city of Detroit. In Russell Woods, where I grew up and still live today, we face 300 foreclosures alone, which would have a devastating effect on this community. These homes may become subject to blight, crime and a host of other issues. As you...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) blasted a Republican move that would significantly cut state revenue sharing to Detroit today, an effort to redistribute state dollars to other municipalities. Michigan distributes a portion of its sales tax revenue to local governments and limits their taxing powers as a tradeoff. Since Gov. Rick Snyder took office and Republicans gained the majority in both chambers of the Legislature, revenue sharing has remained at 30 percent...

Monday, March 23, 2015

LANSING – As the Michigan House of Representatives moves closer to putting together its annual budget proposal, the Michigan House Democrats are urging the creation of a state budget that reflects the needs of everyday families and small-business owners. House Appropriations subcommittees are expected to release their proposed budgets this week.

"The budget is more than just a financial and legal document – it is a statement of our values and priorities,” House Democratic Leader Tim...

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