News From Rep. Wittenberg

Friday, 20 February 2015

SOUTHFIELD–Small business owners that hire unemployed veterans would be eligible for tax credits under a veterans employment initiative launched today. The Hire MI Heroes Act, sponsored by Senator Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) in the Senate, will be introduced in the coming weeks and has broad bipartisan support.

“Unemployment is a very real enemy that our veterans shouldn’t have to face alone,” Senator Gregory said. “With the ‘Hire MI Heroes’ legislation, both veterans and small businesses win...

Friday, 20 February 2015

"I am proud to support the Hire MI Heroes Act, which would create an incentive for small-business owners who hire unemployed veterans. After making enormous sacrifices to serve us all, it’s unfortunate that veterans face a higher unemployment rate than the overall jobless rate in Michigan, and it’s time we took steps to address that. These men and women have developed talents and skills while serving our nation, and I encourage entrepreneurs and managers to...

Friday, 16 January 2015

LANSING — Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) has been named the Democratic Vice Chairman of the Michigan House of Representatives’ Financial Liability Reform Committee. He was also placed on the House Health Policy and Insurance committees.

“Being appointed a Democratic vice chairman of a House Committee in my first term is a great honor, and I will work diligently to serve the people of Michigan in that role,” Wittenberg said. “The committee considers potential policies...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

LANSING – Members of the Michigan House Democratic caucus from Oakland County – including House Democratic Leader and 29th District Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), new members Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) from the 27th District, Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) from the 35th District and Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) from the 37th District. Third-term member Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) from the 26th House District was sworn in on Dec. 18, 2014.

“I’m proud to...