News From Rep. Green

Thursday, June 22, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) voted against the general government and school aid budgets this week. Both budgets passed in the House and are now awaiting approval in the Senate before heading to the governor’s desk

“A budget is a statement of priorities, and the budgets we passed yesterday misrepresents the priorities of the residents of Warren and Center Line,” said Green.  “The priorities in the budgets clearly show a lack of understanding...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Today on the House floor, one word resonated: misinformed. House Bill 4647 passed by a slim majority of 55 to 52. HB 4647 is flawed legislation pushing new and recently graduated teachers into a defined contribution plan instead of the current hybrid pension plan. Once again, my Democratic colleagues and I offered several important amendments to ensure teachers receive the support they deserve, and once again, constitutional rights to a record roll call vote on the amendments were...

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...

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