News From Rep. Love

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LANSING — The Progressive Women’s Caucus introduced a 12-bill package today that seeks to end wage discrimination in Michigan. While protecting equal pay is important for everyone, wage discrimination disproportionately impacts women in Michigan. The bills are being introduced to coincide with Equal Pay Day in Michigan. Women have to work into April of the new year in order to earn what men earned in the previous year. April 4 of this year was recognized...

State Rep. Erika Geiss speaks in support of House Democratic legislation to ensure equal pay for women at a rally on the Capitol steps in Lansing on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Behind Rep. Geiss are, from left to right, seated state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D Scio Township), standing Reps. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Pam Faris (D-Clio) and Terry J. Sabo (D-Muskegon).
Thursday, April 20, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) announced today that House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) has appointed her to two additional legislative positions outside her standing committee assignments. The first is an alternate spot on the Michigan Legislative Council, which is a constitutionally mandated body that appropriates funding for crucial legislative functions, such as bill drafting and research.

“Quite simply, without the functions that the Legislative Council makes possible, we as lawmakers couldn’t do our...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

DETROIT — State Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) is announcing that she will hold a Money Matters and Fraud Prevention Fair on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Michigan Technical Academy, 19940 Mansfield St. in Detroit. Love’s special guest for the event will be Ellis Liddell, president and CEO of ELE Wealth Management and a frequent guest on radio and TV shows such as “Inside Detroit.”

“This is going to be a...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Leslie Love (D-Detroit) and Jeff Noble (R-Plymouth) introduced a bill package that addresses the issues of counterfeit documents and false notaries, and also implements serious penalties and clear sentencing guidelines for prosecutors to deter Register of Deeds employees from embezzling fees. The bills were drafted under the recommendation and support of the Wayne County Register of Deeds and the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

Hammoud sponsored House Bill 4295,...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

LANSING — The Progressive Women’s Caucus (PWC) stands behind an effort to require paid sick leave for many workers in the state of Michigan. A new bill introduced by PWC Chairwoman Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) would allow workers to take earned, paid time off to recover from illnesses or care for a sick family member, and would require employers to allow workers to accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours they work. PWC...

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