News From Rep. Love

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...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Leslie Love (D-Detroit) and Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) praised the passage today of House Bill 5377, which appropriates money from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Thanks to two separate grants, Redford Township and Southgate will receive nearly $50,000 each for projects in their community.

“I am thrilled for the people of Redford that now, in conjunction with the DNR, we will be able to see serious movement on the improvement...

Thursday, March 3, 2016

State Representative Leslie Love (D-Detroit) spoke today on a bill she introduced in October of 2015, which passed the House of Representatives in December and is now awaiting a hearing in the Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions. The bill, House Bill 5022, was part of a legislative package focused on altering various credit union regulations across the state.

"This package of bills will ultimately allow credit unions to better serve their members," said...

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...

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