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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

LANSING – Calling for a Michigan that is welcoming and fair to all of its citizens, members of the House and Senate Democratic caucuses today urged an update of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) that will protect Michiganders from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Placing LGBT Michiganders under the protections of the ELCRA will give them the same protections that already exist for Michiganders on the basis of religion,...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

LANSING – House Democrats today unanimously rejected an omnibus education budget that favors charter and cyber school students over kids attending traditional public schools while stripping funding from at-risk students who live in poverty.

“This budget takes a wrong turn when it comes to funding our schools. Some online cyber schools that have significantly less costs to operate are getting the maximum increase of $299 per student, while some traditional brick-and-mortar schools that educate 1.5...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

LANSING – The Michigan House Democrats voted against a misguided General Fund omnibus budget Tuesday because it isn’t balanced and short-changes Michigan’s families, students and communities while spending lavishly on new offices for Legislators.

“The budget passed by House Republicans today reflects misguided priorities that are out-of-touch with the needs of everyday working families,” House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) said. “When it comes to how to spend taxpayer dollars, the people of Michigan want great...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

LANSING – House Democrats said today that a proposed School Aid Fund budget being considered by the Michigan House of Representatives doesn’t do enough to help children living in poverty and favors charter and cyber schools at the expense of the 1.5 million children attending traditional public schools.

“It’s unfortunate that House Republicans missed the mark on bringing more equity to funding our schools. The 41 schools that get the top foundation allowance are all...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LANSING — Today, the House Democratic Caucus announced their strong opposition to the Senate Republicans’ dramatic proposal to undo protections guaranteed to Michigan drivers under the state’s no-fault insurance system. 

The plan would impact the care received by those severely injured in automobile accidents while providing no guaranteed cost savings for consumers.

“Michigan’s auto no-fault policy has a long standing history of providing world class care to those in life changing auto accidents,” said state Representative Tom...