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...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) joined his House colleagues today to open the new legislative session at the ceremonial swearing-in held in the House Chamber at the state Capitol. Rep. Durhal was sworn in by state Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack. He was joined by his father and former state Rep. Fred Durhal Jr., Andre’a Lige and Alize Asberry, as well as staff members Mark Payne and Sharvin Jackson.

“During the...

State Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With him are his father, former state Rep. Fred Durhal Jr., Andreá Lige, his significant other, Alize Asberry his friend, and his staff members Mark Payne and Sharvin L. Jackson.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

LANSING — A three-bill package that will create prohibitive barriers to voting for those in vulnerable communities was voted out of the House today and now heads to the Senate. The legislation would institute a photo ID requirement at voting booths across the state.

“The ability to vote is not only a cornerstone of our democracy, it is one of our most constitutionally protected rights,” said state Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline). “Rather than enacting legislation...

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