News From State Rep. Tim Greimel

Friday, January 20, 2017

“Every student in Michigan has a right to a high quality education. Instead of just closing underperforming schools, the state should first adequately fund underfunded schools. The state's own study found that many school districts, including Pontiac, are underfunded by $1,200 per student. It's not surprising that students in these underfunded districts are struggling. The state has an obligation to both adequately fund districts AND to hold districts accountable to spend that money effectively to...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — Oakland County-based members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus were ceremonially sworn in to serve in the Michigan House of Representatives for the 99th Legislature in 2017-18. The five Oakland County Democratic representatives said that their priorities in office will mirror those of the working families, seniors and students of Oakland County.

“Michigan has a large to-do list, including properly funding our schools and roads and bringing good jobs back to our state,”...

State Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) is ceremonially sworn in by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With him is his office manager, Josh Galicki.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

LANSING — Members of the House Democratic Caucus condemned today’s passage of Senate Bill 1008, legislation that transfers millions of dollars to the state’s General Fund from the Unemployment Contingent Fund within the Michigan Department of Treasury. The balance of the Contingent Fund swelled by 400 percent after an automated system caused a spike in fraud cases, nearly all of them unfounded, which means the bill is balancing the state budget on the backs of...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) shakes the hand of Don Bloomfield, a Midland resident who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Bloomfield was in the Michigan House of Representatives on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack. On the “day that will live in infamy,” Bloomfield was a 20-year-old member of the Army Quartermaster Corps and a truck driver. He went on to serve...

Friday, September 9, 2016

“I’m grateful — but not surprised — that the U.S. Supreme Court denied state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s appeal to the law banning straight-ticket voting before the November election. It’s shocking to me that House Republicans refuse to protect the rights of Michigan residents and instead try to make voting more difficult for voters in Michigan. The U.S. Supreme Court did the right thing in denying his request and preserving the option to vote straight-ticket...

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