News From Rep. Roberts

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

LANSING – State Rep. Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) has introduced bipartisan legislation allowing for the creation of the office of Michigan poet laureate.

“Michigan has a rich literary tradition, including many poets who are recognized internationally. We should be proud of our poets, and I think we should create the office of Michigan poet laureate so that we can read, share and appreciate the poetry of Michigan poets,” said Roberts. “This bill isn’t to...

Friday, June 19, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and State Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-Meridian Township) have introduced House Bill 4764 and Senate Bill 63, respectively, that would repeal a controversial law that forces women to buy additional health insurance coverage for necessary medical care during a miscarriage or abortion even in cases of rape and when the woman’s health is in jeopardy. The law restricting women’s access to vital health care was passed by Republicans...

Thursday, June 18, 2015

LANSING — State Reps. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) and Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) have introduced two pieces of legislation that would crack down on inhumane puppy mills and protect dogs against animal abuse in Michigan.

“Pets have become such an important part of many families, and the joy of bringing home a new puppy is a moment to be treasured,” Greig said. “I want to make sure, however, that they are bred in a...

Thursday, June 11, 2015

         LANSING – State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) announced legislation at a Lansing press conference today to require health insurance companies to cover wigs for children who suffer hair loss because of a medical issue or treatment that causes hair loss. Joining Roberts at the press conference were Maggie Varney, Founder and CEO of Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, and Jaeleen C. Davis, a young woman who suffered hair loss as a child...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

          LANSING – State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) introduced House Resolution 98 today urging Congress to help millions of college graduates better manage the massive student loan debt that many will still be paying off when they are in their 50s or 60s.

          “If people need a better rate on their mortgage, they can refinance their loan, but college grads can’t refinance a student loan and that leads to seemingly endless debt,...

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