News From State Rep. Tim Greimel

Thursday, October 15, 2015

LANSING — A bill that would mandate retention without parental consent of third graders who have trouble reading passed the Michigan House of Representatives today, with legislators from Oakland County voting no because the legislation would be harmful to children, and take away local control without providing enough resources to local districts.

“I’ve heard from parents, teachers and constituents across my district that this legislation would harm kids’ ability to learn, which is why I...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

LANSING – Emails exchanged between Gov. Rick Snyder’s office and the Michigan Department of Treasury show that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette advocates using exorbitant fees to discourage Freedom of Information Act Requests, and indicate that the state illegally redacted that information in violation of Freedom of Information laws. These abuses underscore the need to pass legislation that would place the governor’s office and state Legislature under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act Laws, which House...

Monday, September 28, 2015

LANSING – Democrats in the state House and Senate announced a defining package of bills today to strengthen Michigan’s middle class and reverse one of the largest tax shifts in Michigan history. Called the Blueprint for Michigan’s Families, the bills take aim at stagnant incomes and tax increases which make it difficult to achieve and sustain a middle-class quality of life while coping with the rising costs of living.

“The cost of living is getting...

State Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-Meridian Twp.), left, and House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), right, stand beside state Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) as he talks about the Blueprint for Michigan Families in the House Democratic Press Room in Lansing on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. The Blueprint for Michigan Families is a Democratic-sponsored plan to strengthen Michigan’s middle class and reverse one of the largest tax shifts in Michigan history.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) spoke today of the need for a truly bipartisan approach to addressing reform and budgetary issues within the Detroit Public School (DPS) system. Her response comes in the wake of suggested House Republican education reforms, many of which were offered without discussion with their Detroit Democratic counterparts.

“At this moment, the point is not to say one particular idea is better than another, regardless of the party that...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

LANSING – House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and state Representative Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) called today for an expansion of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to include the Michigan Legislature and the governor’s office.

“When it comes to transparency and accountability, our state government has a major problem that needs to be fixed if we want to restore public trust in government,” Greimel said. “Over the last several weeks, we have seen, once...

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