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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

LANSING - Members of the House Democratic Caucus grudgingly supported House Bills 5699 and 5700 today saying that a little tax relief is better than nothing, but argued that it is time for the Republicans to offer real relief to Michigan’s middle-class families instead of targeting the greatest relief to higher wage earners.

“Like Michigan’s hard working middle-class families, we will take what we can get from this Republican administration and Legislature, but we will...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

LANSING - House Democrats today argued that Michigan residents need more tax relief than legislative Republicans are allowing under bills that were moved in place today for a final vote later this week. The bills give the most tax relief to high wage earners, and little relief to middle-class families and average taxpayers.

“Once again, the Republican majority has given more to their friends and failed to reach out to Michigan’s middle-class families and senior...

Thursday, May 31, 2012

LANSING - Michigan House Democrats today voiced their disappointment in a newly passed 2012-13 state budget that fails to repeal painful tax increases to middle-class families and seniors, puts the public at risk by privatizing prison services and reducing prison patrols, underfunds police and fire services and gives the governor’s hand-picked appointees $3.7 million in salary increases.

“The budget passed by the Michigan House of Representatives today does little to reassure Michigan residents that their...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

LANSING - House Democratic Leader Richard E. Hammel (D-Mt. Morris Township), Democratic Floor Leader Kate Segal (D-Battle Creek) and Democratic members of the House Tax Policy Committee said at a Capitol press conference today that the proposed Republican tax cut offers as little as five cents a day for most of Michigan’s struggling families while offering more relief to higher wage earners. The proposed tax cut is part of the Fiscal Year 2012-13 budget under consideration in the Legislature,...

Democratic Floor Leader Kate Segal (Battle Creek) holds up a nickel, symbolizing the daily tax relief resulting from a proposed tax cut, during a press conference about the need for real tax reform for Michigan’s middle class in the House Office Building Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
Thursday, May 24, 2012

LANSING - House Democratic Leader Richard E. Hammel (D-Mt. Morris Township) and Democratic Floor Leader Kate Segal (D-Battle Creek) today said that Michigan’s middle class families, senior citizens and students deserve better from the proposed state budget that offers a mere $20 in one-time tax relief, after Republicans increased their taxes by hundreds and in some cases thousands of dollars last year. This proposal offers little extra funding for over-crowded schools and nothing for senior citizens reeling from the...