News From Rep. Wittenberg

Friday, May 8, 2015

LANSING – A new poll of active Michigan voters found widespread support of a graduated state income tax. The findings indicate that voters would likely support the efforts of Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak), who has introduced House Bill 4341 and House Joint Resolution K, which would replace Michigan’s flat tax with a graduated income tax.

“Everywhere I’ve gone, residents support our plan for tax equality, which would cut taxes for 95 percent of Michiganders...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), John Chirkun (D-Roseville) and Pam Faris (D-Clio) worked to protect local school districts from state takeover with the so-called “early warning” legislative package. The legislators offered amendments in the House Financial Liability Reform Committee to House Bills 4325 and 4327, two bills in the six-bill package, aimed at giving schools more tools and local input to deal with fiscal distress. Republicans rejected all the amendments, and the...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

“Today, we heard testimony in the House Insurance Committee which cited that Michigan has the eighth-highest auto insurance rates in the country. When people try to say that we have the most expensive rates in the country, it’s simply not true. What is true is that we have the best coverage in the country. To me, that’s a bargain. While I fully support finding a solution to lower auto insurance premiums, I don’t think our...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LANSING – A group of Democratic state lawmakers introduced a package of bills today that would make Michigan the 38th state to recognize same-sex marriages. State Representative Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and state Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) introduced resolutions that would place a repeal of Michigan’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage before the voters. The bills are being introduced as more than 300 same-sex couples prepare to celebrate their one year anniversary. Last March, a...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) invites residents to attend his two upcoming coffee hours to discuss state and community issues, including the upcoming budget process. The coffee hours will take place:

  • Monday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at Country Boy, 821 E. 9 Mile Road in Hazel Park.
  • Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at the Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Highway in Berkley.

Wittenberg encourages residents to sign up for his...

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