News From Rep. Green

Thursday, February 2, 2017

“President Donald J. Trump’s recent executive order on immigration is alarming and completely disheartening. As former President Bill Clinton said, “We are still a nation of immigrants; we should be proud of it… but we are also a nation of laws.” Our nation was built on a foundation of liberty and respect for all. The president’s actions do not respect us as an American people, nor do they respect the Constitution. These anti-immigration policies were...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives approved State Rep. Bill Sowerby’s (D-Clinton Township) House Concurrent Resolution 1 today asking Gov. Rick Snyder to extend the state of emergency for the city of Fraser because of the ongoing threat posed by the sinkhole that opened up on Dec. 24, 2016. The current state of emergency declared by the governor is set to expire this Friday, Feb. 3. The House approved HCR 1 today by a...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) announced his House committee assignments for the new legislative session today. Green will be the Democratic vice chairman of the House Local Government Committee, and will serve as a member of the House Energy Committee and House Financial Services Committee.

“I am honored to be the Democratic vice chairman of the Local Government Committee,” said Green. “As a former city councilman, I understand the intricacies of local government....

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

“I am pleased to hear the governor discuss our need for infrastructure improvements in the cities of Warren and Center Line as well as the entire State of Michigan, but we need to move faster than we have over the last year. Water and sewer line replacements, basement flooding, road repairs and now a $50 million dollar retention tank in Warren to combat pollution during high rain events continuously drain everyone’s budgets. In Macomb County residents are...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

LANSING – On Jan. 11, state Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) introduced legislation creating the 21st Century Infrastructure Council to oversee and manage redevelopment of Michigan’s failing infrastructure.

“When we discuss the need to improve infrastructure, we begin by thinking of obvious, tangible examples — we all understand the damage caused by a bad pothole or a bridge in need of repair. What many don’t consider, however, are the serious consequences outdated water and sewer systems...

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