Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LANSING — Michigan House Democrats voted for proposals Wednesday night that take steps toward improving the quality of care problems caused by privatization at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Two audits of the Grand Rapids facility have found widespread problems at the home following the privatization of direct care workers, including chronic understaffing, unanswered patient location or fall alerts and the failure of the home to follow up on allegations of neglect and abuse....

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

LANSING — Members of the House Democratic Caucus condemned today’s passage of Senate Bill 1008, legislation that transfers millions of dollars to the state’s General Fund from the Unemployment Contingent Fund within the Michigan Department of Treasury. The balance of the Contingent Fund swelled by 400 percent after an automated system caused a spike in fraud cases, nearly all of them unfounded, which means the bill is balancing the state budget on the backs of...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

CLIO – State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) has scheduled district office hours to allow residents to discuss thoughts and suggestions for improving state government, or get help with issues involving specific state agencies. 

Rep. Faris represents citizens living in Clio, Davison, Montrose and Otisville, as well as the townships of Davison, Forest, Genesee, Montrose, Richfield, Thetford and Vienna.

Office hours will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the following times and locations: 

  • 1-2 p.m.
  • ...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

LANSING — The U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday that struck down sweeping anti-abortion laws in Texas should result in the repeal of similar laws in Michigan, members of the Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus said today. In particular, the new Supreme Court ruling calls into question laws that attempt to regulate women’s health centers out of business while claiming the onerous restrictions are needed to protect women’s health, even though abortion is far safer than many...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

LANSING — House Democrats resoundingly rejected the state omnibus budget tonight because it fails the families, seniors and students of Michigan. Rather than putting the people of Michigan first, it cuts vital programs and spends $3 million for additional state defense costs related to legal liabilities stemming from the Flint water crisis.

“I would have been happy to vote for a bill that matched the needs of the working families, seniors and young people of...

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