News From Rep. Moss

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

“I voted against Senate Bill 13, which eliminates straight-party voting. This bill is a solution in search of a problem. There is no uproar from election clerks, administrators and voters about issues relating to the current system of straight-party voting. Further — particularly egregious — the appropriation allocated in this bill is solely designed to deny citizens the right to subject this legislation to a referendum to repeal it, which they have time and time...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday making it possible for communities across Michigan to continue to use a powerful economic development tool to eliminate commercial blight.

The legislation was first introduced by State Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) as House Bill 4197 earlier this year.

Senate Bill 556, a Senate version of the Moss bill, passed the House with an 89-19 vote and now heads to the Governor’s desk. It will extend...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

“The Republican road funding plan is so bad that it might make anyone in Michigan long for the days of Proposal 1.

“The plan relies on an irresponsible $800 million in unspecified cuts from the already stressed General Fund — a plan that isn’t full implemented until fiscal year 2021. By then, we all might be driving on grounded pothole rubble, so perhaps we should just revert to dirt roads at that point.

“The $800...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

LANSING — A bill that would mandate retention without parental consent of third graders who have trouble reading passed the Michigan House of Representatives today, with legislators from Oakland County voting no because the legislation would be harmful to children, and take away local control without providing enough resources to local districts.

“I’ve heard from parents, teachers and constituents across my district that this legislation would harm kids’ ability to learn, which is why I...

Friday, October 9, 2015

“Northland Center will always have a prominent role in history of the city of Southfield and the metro-Detroit region. Despite its thriving peak decades ago, the property unfortunately struggled to remain a viable shopping center resulting in its closure. Now that the city of Southfield has acquired the property, the redevelopment of Northland presents a tremendous opportunity of economic growth for the city and surrounding communities.

“I’ve worked diligently in the State Legislature to promote...