News From Rep. Moss

Thursday, May 26, 2016

"I sponsored House Bill 5165, which today became my first piece of legislation to be approved by the full Michigan House of Representatives. It is a part of a legislative package that could spare homebuyers from aggravation and wasted time and money. New federal regulations require lenders to provide the exact fees on closing documents a full three days prior to closing. In Michigan, however, document fees at your Register of Deeds office are charged...

Friday, May 20, 2016

"The movement I’m leading to increase transparency in state government enjoys broad support across party lines, as evidenced by today’s unanimous vote in the House Oversight and Ethics Committee for our open records legislation. Chairman Ed McBroom and I have put many hours into crafting bills that, at long last, subject our Governor and State Legislature to the same transparency laws under which municipalities across Michigan and governors and legislators across the country operate. Our...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"I was pleased to welcome hundreds of seniors to the Capitol today as part of Older Michiganians Day. Among the concerns I’ve heard repeatedly from our older citizens is the need for assistance in retrofitting homes to accommodate disabilities and accessibility issues. That’s why I introduced House Bill 4719 last year, which would provide a tax incentive for individuals who purchase a new residence or retrofit an existing residence to meet accessibility standards. Many seniors...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

House Democrats are concerned that a continued lack of funding focus on several key areas around the state could produce a budget absent of the needs of Michiganders, while special interests are given a better chance to play politics that will negatively impact lives.

“Though the budget made progress on some key issues Democrats have been fighting for, I was disappointed that the majority rejected amendments for additional transparency and continued its practice to balance...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

LANSING — As a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality official said in the House Energy Policy Committee today that his department has a “pretty safe record” with “an excellent handle” on environmental protection, MDEQ officials are scrambling this week to clean up a leak of corrosive and wasteful brine seeping from a closed oil well within a Southfield neighborhood.

This leak and controversial permits to drill in densely-populated areas of Oakland and Macomb counties led...

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