Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MUSKEGON — State Representative Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon) has scheduled coffee hours for the month of December. These informal events give residents a chance to talk with the representative about issues facing our state, offer opinions on pending legislation and give ideas to make Michigan a better place to live, work and raise a family. Rep. Hovey-Wright’s December coffee hours will be held:

  • Friday, Dec. 4, from 10-11 a.m. at the Muskegon Township Hall, 1990 Apple
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

LANSING – Democratic legislators on the House Criminal Justice committee came out in opposition today of a package of bills that would severely limit a woman’s access to safe abortions. The Democratic committee members pushed the fact that substandard care should never be the practice in any health situation, and questioned legislation that would put women who choose to end a pregnancy at risk.

“This goes beyond denying a woman a choice. This legislation mandates...

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...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon) hailed the recent announcement that the city of Muskegon will be the recipient of a $250,000 grant to remove blight from the Nelson, Jackson Hill and Nims neighborhoods.

“This grant is great news for our city, as it works so hard to rebuild itself after troubling economic times,” Rep. Hovey-Wright said. “These funds will be put to work clearing away dilapidated and dangerous structures so that new homes...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a bill sponsored by Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon) that aims to give youthful offenders a second chance to get their lives back on track and become productive, crime-free members of society. Hovey-Wright’s bill was part of a bipartisan, three-bill package that would make more youthful offenders eligible for participation in the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA) diversion program while working to reduce youthful recidivism.

“When a...