News From Rep. Moss

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"Michigan’s police officers and fire fighters joined with House Democrats to help defeat legislation that would dismantle the health care benefits of our first responders and other local government employees. Those who risk their health for our public safety are particularly the ones most deserving of our care and attention. That’s why it was so shocking that House Republicans would attempt to fast-track such a reckless plan to rob public employees of their health care,...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

LANSING — Michigan House Democrats will fight back vigorously against attacks on the retiree health care promises made to police, fire fighters and other county and municipal workers in the current lame duck session, Democratic members of the House Local Government Committee said today. Under a 13-bill plan introduced late Wednesday afternoon, retirement health care promises made to local government employees — even ones outlined in labor contracts — will be voided if health care...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township) are introducing a bipartisan proposal to create an Oil and Gas Commission that would have the ability to supervise the issuance and denial of oil and gas permits by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. While citizens may currently offer opinions on proposed drilling projects, Reps. Moss and Lucido said many citizens feel their concerns are being ignored by MDEQ.

“Citizen input to...

Friday, September 23, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) has introduced a proposal that would restrict fundraising for candidate committees to election years only. If passed into law, it would amend the Michigan Campaign Finance Act to end the practice of never-ending fundraising by politicians and push them to focus their energies on policy making in non-election years.

“The problem with politics isn’t that there’s not enough money in it — it’s that money plays such a...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), David Rutledge (D-Ypsilanti) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) praised the Michigan House of Representatives for passing a package of bills they sponsored aimed at expanding and strengthening the state’s Freedom of Information Act laws. House Bills 5469-5478 would subject the governor’s and lieutenant governor’s offices to FOIA laws and create the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA).

“Being transparent in government on the frontend is easier in the long run...

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