News From Rep. Green

Thursday, May 4, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) voted no this week on both the House School Aid Fund and the general omnibus budgets in a heated eight-hour session.

The proposed School Aid Fund budget, the portion of the budget addressing funding for K-12, community colleges and higher education, passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 2, by a vote of 60-47. In total, it cut $3.5 million in projected dollars to schools in...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Today, my resolution to designate May as Mental Health Awareness Month in the state of Michigan was adopted on the House floor. With the passage of House Resolution 76, we seek to end the stigma surrounding mental health and continue the conversation about how we can best support individuals living with mental illness. As we develop policy as a legislative body, it is of the utmost importance to invest in treatment and provide comprehensive health...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

“Yesterday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed an Executive Order (2017-1), creating a pilot program to implement a statewide asset management system. While we may sit on opposite sides of the aisle, establishing a statewide integrated asset management program is a priority that Gov. Snyder and I share.

“On the first day of this legislative session, I introduced House Bill 4016 to create the 21st Century Infrastructure Council and implement an asset management pilot program. HB 4016...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

LANSING — House Democrats voted to support and amend the supplemental budget bill, House Bill 4329, rejecting the Senate’s $5 million loan and instead again approving a $3 million grant for Macomb County to deal with repairs because of the December 2016 sinkhole.

Yesterday, the state Senate changed the original $3 million grant approved by the House to a $5 million loan in spite of objections by Republican and Democratic Macomb legislators. The bill passed...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a funding bill urgently needed to address health and safety issues related to the Macomb County sinkhole emergency.

The bill approved with bipartisan support includes $3 million from the state to help protect people, property and the environment from potential sewage overflows as crews continue to address the sinkhole that developed in late December. A state of emergency continues in the area.

“Time is of the essence when it...