News From Rep. Love

Thursday, December 10, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Leslie Love (D-Detroit) rose in opposition to Senate Bill 13, which narrowly passed the House of Representatives late last night on a largely party-line vote. The bill eliminates the option of a straight-ticket ballot, which a majority of voters from both parties use. Many election officials expect longer lines at polling places, which will disproportionally affect urban voters.

“I don’t know about you, but I know the history of what it...

Friday, October 23, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Leslie Love (D-Detroit) along with other Democratic and Republican legislators in the Michigan House and Senate, has helped introduce a package of laws aimed at addressing inadequacies in Michigan’s juvenile justice system. The package includes bills which would emphasize rehabilitation for young offenders and potentially increase familial contact and support during incarceration, with a main focus on raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18. Michigan is one of...

Monday, October 19, 2015

LANSING – Members of the House Detroit Democratic Caucus responded today to Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to fix the Detroit Public Schools, announced at a press conference this morning, by saying they are ready to work together on a solution but that it must include local control of Detroit’s schools.

“The Detroit Caucus and I are committed to finding a solution to improve our Detroit Public Schools so that we can find solutions to improve...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

LANSING — In the six months since the Progressive Women’s Legislative Caucus has introduced a plan to make equal pay the law in Michigan, the average full-time working Michigan woman has lost about $6,369 in wages compared to the earnings of the average full-time working man in Michigan. While the Republicans who lead the Michigan House of Representatives continue to deny these bills a hearing, Michigan women are paying the price.

“Men and women both...

Monday, August 3, 2015

DETROIT – The effort to revitalize the Viola Liuzzo Park in Detroit will get a major boost on Saturday when state Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) will present a $125,000 check to the Greening of Detroit, who is working with the Viola Luizzo Park Association to rejuvenate the park. The check will be presented at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Viola Liuzzo Park, located at the corner of Trojan Avenue and Forrer Street,...

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