News From Rep. Moss

Thursday, April 20, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Whip Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) warn that a bill recently introduced by state Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R-Manton) intended to prohibit the practice of sharia law would have widespread consequences, including banning the observance of Catholic doctrines such as annulments and Jewish halachic laws, such as those requiring circumcision for male babies or dietary restrictions.

“If it is Rep. Hoitenga’s aim to protect girls from female genital mutilation, which is...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Whip Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) introduced a bipartisan proposal today that would alert cable customers before promotional rates end and cable bills increase. The plan would keep customers from being caught unaware by price hikes and give them time to shop for better deals.

“Many cable providers offer discounted promotional rates that are good for several months or years, but when that time is up, customers are often caught by surprise by a cable bill...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

“Making Michigan’s government more open and transparent has been a cornerstone of my work in the Legislature. Our state moved closer to that goal today when the House unanimously passed a package of bills that I sponsored and co-sponsored that would expand our state’s Freedom of Information Act and create the Legislative Open Records Act. These bills will shine light onto the workings of Michigan’s Legislature and the governor’s office, and make it easier for...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Michigan Press Association for my work to make Michigan’s government more open and transparent, especially as someone who earned a degree from Michigan State University’s School of Journalism.

“I have worked hard during my tenure thus far in the Michigan House of Representatives to ensure that journalists — and all Michigan residents — have the information needed from state government to hold elected officials accountable. I am...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

“Southfield residents didn’t want it. The Southfield Mayor and City Council didn’t allow it. I introduced legislation to prevent it from happening. But nevertheless, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued the permit last year to drill for oil in a residential area of our community. Lo and behold, nothing profitable was found and Jordan Development Co. announced the well will be plugged.

“I am relieved that oil and gas drilling in Southfield has ended, but the...

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