News From Rep. Love

Thursday, April 14, 2016

“I am disheartened to hear of the discovery of lead and cooper in the water of 19 Detroit Public Schools (DPS) buildings, including Vernor Elementary, Bow Elementary and Ludington Magnet Middle School. Given the crisis in Flint, as well as other infrastructure issues we have faced across the state in the last year, it is becoming clearer with each passing day that we cannot afford to run Michigan like a business. Too often, the model...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Leslie Love (D-Detroit) was appointed by Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter (R-Mt. Pleasant) to serve on the Michigan STEM Advisory Council, which provides recommendations on how to increase the state’s focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum through increased legislative dialogue.

In addition to over 20 years of experience creating interdisciplinary arts-infused education programs, and holding a Master of Fine Arts, the representative has 12 years’ experience in higher...

Monday, March 21, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Leslie Love (D-Detroit) introduced a bill recently that would protect local governments from being sued by medical marijuana dispensaries that currently have operational injunctions against them. House Bill 5445 would prevent businesses that are in violation of local ordinances from receiving injunctive relief or from attempting to claim damages while the ordinance is being enforced.

 “Like with any new industry, there are going to be some growing pains when figuring out...

Friday, March 18, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Leslie Love (D-Detroit) voiced support today for portions of the supplemental appropriation bill, House Bill 5296, which passed the House yesterday and is now heading to the Senate. The bill is meant to provide bridge funding to Detroit Public Schools (DPS), which will run out of money in April without immediate intervention. While the representative applauded the $48.7 million offered to the schools, she spoke out against the stipulation that the...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Leslie Love (D-Detroit) responded to testimony yesterday given by Judge Stephen Rhodes during a House Appropriations Committee hearing. Rhodes was recently announced the new emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools (DPS). The committee is currently hearing testimony regarding the House Republican-sponsored package of bills meant to deal with financial issues in the school district.

“While ultimately we want DPS returned to local control, I was pleased to hear that Judge Rhodes...

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