News From Rep. Roberts

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

LANSING — Despite the objections of the House Democratic Caucus, the state House passed legislation today to paper over a budget deficit in the current fiscal year. Democrats oppose the bills because, among cuts in other areas, they siphon money away from the School Aid Fund to fill a hole created by overly generous tax incentives for big corporations. The legislation now heads to the Senate for consideration.

“Legislative Republicans created this situation in 2011...

Friday, 13 February 2015

LANSING – State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) has introduced, with bipartisan support, a House Resolution and House Concurrent Resolution encouraging Congress to reauthorize the Older Americans Act. The act was last reauthorized in 2011, although some programs under the act have continued each year since then. Reauthorizing the act now would send a clear signal that serving this population is a high priority.

          “This year is the 50th anniversary of when the...

Wednesday, 11 February 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...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

LANSING – With the state facing a deficit and the governor contemplating program cuts, the Michigan House Democrats are demanding a budget that requires big corporations to come back to the table and pay their fair share, instead of yet another budget that forces Michigan families and students to make sacrifices.

“Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative Republicans have made giving handouts to big corporations their priority for the past four years, and now we have...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights), John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser),Derek E. Miller (D-Warren) and Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) took the oath of office today as the Michigan House of Representatives officially opened its 98th legislative session.

“I am honored that voters from House District 25 have sent me back to the state Capitol, and I look forward to getting to work on making Michigan better for our families, small...

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