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Thursday, May 19, 2011

“After more than five months, the Governor and Republican leaders are merely beginning to listen to House Democrats and the people of Michigan, who know that we have to invest in our schools and create jobs for our workers. Tens of thousands of residents stood up for our kids and schools at rallies and town halls across the state, but Republicans chose to ignore them. Our fight is not over, because our residents and kids...

Monday, May 16, 2011

“The results of the latest revenue estimates are a positive sign that our state has been moving in the right direction for some time and that the radical tax and budget plan being considered by Governor Snyder and legislative Republicans is not necessary. The report of the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference today shows the School Aid Fund has plenty of money and the only reason for cuts to education and increased taxes for seniors and...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

LANSING - State Representative Kate Segal (D-Battle Creek) today joined supporters, parents, cadets and staff members of the Battle Creek-based Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy (MYCA) to call on state lawmakers to fully fund the academy, a program run by the National Guard that gives at-risk youths the chance to transform themselves into successful adults.

“We have seen an amazing outpouring of support for this program over the last two years and today I feel we were able...

State Representative Kate Segal (D-Battle Creek) stands with supporters, parents, cadets and staff members of the Battle Creek-based Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy (MYCA) at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, to call on state lawmakers to fully fund the academy. From left are Command Sergeant Major James Luce, MYCA Program Director; Segal; State Representative Ken Yonker (R-Caledonia); and State Representative Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids).
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

LANSING - House Democrats today blasted House Republicans for blocking legislation that would restore $270 million in current school funding to help ease the deep cuts to education proposed in the Governor’s budget. These cuts could seriously impact Michigan’s ability to prepare children for future jobs.

“We need to restore education funding now instead of using it to finance Governor Snyder’s massive business tax cut next year,” said State Representative Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids), sponsor...

Monday, March 21, 2011

LANSING - With the Governor’s proposed budget slashing hundreds of millions of dollars from Michigan schools, House Democrats today rallied in opposition to the deep cuts and called for the “shared sacrifice” the new administration promised. The lawmakers launched a website - www.fightschoolcuts.com - that shows how the proposed cuts will devastate our school districts across the state.

“We can’t keep cutting our children’s education - the stakes are just too high,” said Democratic Leader Richard...