Tuesday, April 12, 2016

LANSING — The Progressive Women’s Caucus urged legislative leaders today to take up bills that would end wage discrimination in Michigan. Since introducing the bills a year ago, the Republican-led Legislature has taken no action to consider them — no committee hearings have been held, and no votes have been taken. Meanwhile, Michigan families who depend on women’s earnings to make ends meet continue to suffer from the state’s enduring wage gap.

According to wage...

Rep. Erica Geiss discusses legislation that would end Michigan's pay gap at a press conference at the Capitol held Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

LANSING — State Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon) is providing residents with information on water safety testing in Muskegon County. While the contamination of Flint’s city water with lead has caused a health crisis, treated water from Muskegon and Muskegon Heights Water Treatment Facilities drawn from Lake Michigan has been tested safe. According to federal guidelines, testing is required every three years to determine the potential for lead and copper entering the system. However, owners of...

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...

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