Tuesday, June 9, 2015

LANSING – House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), state Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason), minority vice chairman of the House Committee on Insurance, House Insurance Committee member and Detroit Caucus Chair Rep. Brian Banks (D-Detroit), Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) and Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) said today that the Senate plan to cut auto insurance rates for Detroit drivers by severely limiting coverage available for accident victims is a bad deal for Detroit...

Friday, May 1, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) today said that he voted against the omnibus budget bill, House Bill 4102, earlier this week because it fails to invest in people and communities and will end up hurting Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens.

“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I was able to spend time looking over department budgets that make up the omnibus budget bill and talking with my colleagues about the priorities...

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 ensuring that women are paid...

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). “We know for a fact that the...

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...

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