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Thursday, October 19, 2017

LANSING — Legislation introduced today would take steps to make amends to the more than 44,000 people the state of Michigan wrongly accused of unemployment fraud, resulting in millions of dollars in fees, penalties and other financial damages to innocent Michigan families. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), issued the following statement: 

“The bills introduced by the bipartisan workgroup will help ensure this sort of disaster never occurs again. However, the legislation...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

LANSING — A bipartisan coalition of Michigan legislators introduced a package of bills aimed at reforming the state’s auto insurance system and lowering costs for Michigan residents last week. A plan for Fair and Affordable No Fault Reform, the 15-bill package takes on the high cost of auto insurance by directly addressing the causes of increased costs for Michigan drivers: unprosecuted fraud, high medical reimbursements, system inefficiencies, high litigation rates, and a lack of consumer...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

LANSING — Today, for the second time in two weeks, a coalition of legislators and community leaders proposed a series of no-fault auto insurance reforms to address high auto insurance rates in Michigan. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement:

“It is a welcome sight to see so many proposals to address the high cost of auto insurance in our state being discussed at the Capitol. I am interested...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

LANSING — Michigan House and Senate Democrats today called on their Republican colleagues to adopt the Michigan Health Care Bill of Rights now that session in both chambers has resumed.

The resolutions, House Resolution 139 and Senate Resolution 68, would preserve key aspects of the health care system in Michigan, which remain at risk as Congress prepares to attempt another repeal of existing health care laws before Sept. 30.

All Michigan House and...

Monday, September 18, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House Democratic Caucus and Michigan Legislative Black Caucus sent letters to the Michigan Civil Service Commission last week that ask commissioners to reject proposed rule changes that would rob state employees of many of their workers’ rights. The Commission will meet Sept. 20 to vote on the changes, which include ending civil servants’ ability to negotiate items such as overtime pay, seniority and grievances.

“Michigan’s hardworking civil servants go to work...

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