News From Rep. Irwin

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LANSING — Today, State Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) are calling for public hearings on a package of bills recently introduced creating stronger safety and transparency measures for oil and gas pipelines throughout Michigan. The bills aim to enhance pipeline safety and increase protection for the people and natural resources of our state. 

On the other hand, Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) introduced House...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) introduced resolutions today asking Gov. Rick Snyder and the U.S. Congress to reverse policies limiting Michiganders’ access to federal funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), popularly known as food stamps. Irwin’s resolution calls for the governor to leverage Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds to qualify people for increased SNAP benefits. Driskell’s resolution urges Congress to restore funding cut...

Friday, May 8, 2015

LANSING – A new poll of active Michigan voters found widespread support of a graduated state income tax. The findings indicate that voters would likely support the efforts of Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak), who has introduced House Bill 4341 and House Joint Resolution K, which would replace Michigan’s flat tax with a graduated income tax.

“Everywhere I’ve gone, residents support our plan for tax equality, which would cut taxes for 95 percent of Michiganders...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LANSING — Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) introduced a package of bills today to call for more state oversight for oil and gas pipelines throughout Michigan. The bills aim to enhance pipeline safety and increase protection for the people and natural resources of our state. Robert Gordon of the Michigan Sierra Club and Nic Clark of Clean Water Action also spoke in support...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LANSING – A group of Democratic state lawmakers introduced a package of bills today that would make Michigan the 38th state to recognize same-sex marriages. State Representative Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and state Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) introduced resolutions that would place a repeal of Michigan’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage before the voters. Additionally, state Representatives Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor), and state Senator Curtis Hertel (D-East...

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