News From Rep. Singh

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

House Democratic Floor Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) released the following statement after Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon announced that the university would end the use of coal power on campus by 2016:

“I applaud the steps that MSU has taken to reduce its reliance on coal and welcome their decision to be coal free by the end of 2016. I am encouraged by their efforts and look forward to seeing them...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LANSING – House Democratic Floor Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) introduced legislation today that would prevent landlords and Realtors from discriminating against individuals on the basis of their status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

“Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault shouldn’t be treated with stigma as they seek a new place to live.” Singh said. “The focus should be on finding safe housing for these survivors to help them...

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,...

Thursday, March 5, 2015

LANSING – The Michigan House Democrats have signed onto an amicus brief in the DeBoer v. Snyder case now before the U.S. Supreme Court with 156 elected officials and the Michigan and Ohio Democratic Parties. The case, which arose when a lesbian couple in Michigan sought joint adoption of their children, could establish same-sex marriage rights across the country when the Supreme Court issues its decision in June. However, Gov. Rick Snyder and Michigan Attorney...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

LANSING – Facing a deficit, the governor has proposed cuts to programs and services and recommended a budget that fails to address the source of the state’s shortfall, while punishing regular, working families for the problems created by rampant handouts to big corporations, the Michigan House Democrats said today. In addition, the governor wants to siphon $250.3 million from the School Aid Fund surplus. The Michigan House Democrats believe School Aid Fund money should only...

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