News From Rep. Lane

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, middle-class families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, Representatives  John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser), Derek Miller (D-Warren), Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, the legislators said it’s time to create a Michigan...

Friday, December 18, 2015

WARREN — State Representatives John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser), Derek Miller (D-Warren) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) toured the Planned Parenthood Warren Health Center today. The legislators visited the clinic to learn about the wide variety of health care and family planning services the clinic provides to women and men. They met with health center manager Amanda Tabor, health center supervisor Sarah Pinch, a patient advocate and Planned Parenthood of Michigan officials. While touring...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

LANSING — House Democrats resoundingly rejected a roads plan that will head to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk after passing the Republican-led Legislature on Tuesday. In the new plan, $400 million will come from a gas tax increase with $200 million coming from higher registration fees. The other half of the $1.2 billion needed will be found only by cutting needed services such as public safety, education and health care funding. The roads plan was voted...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

LANSING – House Democrats resoundingly rejected a warmed-over rehash of the House Republicans’ once-failed roads plan when it was brought up for a vote late Wednesday night. House Republicans managed to outdo themselves by making their failed plan from June even worse by adding on tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires while insisting on a plan that demands $600 million be cut from vitally important programs, including public safety, education and health care. The roads...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

LANSING – Macomb County Democratic Representatives voted no today on House Bill 4822, which would mandate that students be retained in third grade if they do not read at a third-grade level. The legislators disagreed with the bill because of the mandatory retention without parental consent, and because the bill takes away local control and fails to provide enough resources to districts.

“Studies have shown that holding students back a grade doesn’t really help them...

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