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Thursday, June 20, 2013

LANSING – House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel(D-Auburn Hills) and Rep. Collene Lamonte (D-Montague) denounced Senate Bill 383, which was passed by the House today, because it subjects families facing foreclosure to burdensome inspections of their home during the six-month redemption period in which homeowners work with a bank to keep their home. If inspection turns up the need for a repair, the bank or individual that hopes to take ownership following foreclosure can press for an...

Friday, June 14, 2013

LANSING — State Representatives David Rutledge (D-Ypsilanti) and Collene Lamonte (D-Montague), a member of the House Education Committee, regretfully opposed House Bills 4813 and 4815, which deal with dissolving school districts in financial difficulty. The bills put the fate of districts into the hand of one or two officials and lack objectivity in determining whether to dissolve a district. Both bills passed 58-49 and now move to the state Senate.

Rutledge introduced HB 4813 and co-sponsored HB...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

LANSING — The Michigan House Democrats introduced a resolution today calling for an investigation into Michigan’s high gasoline prices, which were recently named the highest in the continental U.S. House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), joined by Reps. Collene Lamonte (D-Montague) and Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) urged state Attorney General Bill Schuette to open an investigation into recent high gas prices and prosecute any producer, wholesaler or retailer suspected of price fixing.

“Michigan drivers deserve to...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

“The House Democratic Caucus selected Rep. David E. Rutledge (D-Ypsilanti) to serve as the House Democratic floor leader today. I look forward to partnering with David to work on priorities that matter to Michigan families, such as providing tax relief and economic security to Michigan families and investing in education. David has been a tireless supporter of Michigan’s middle class families, students and seniors, and I’m confident that he will work hard on behalf of...

Monday, May 13, 2013

LANSING - House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and state Representatives Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon), Tom Cochran (D-Mason), Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) announced their support for a package of four bills and three resolutions that would improve access to women’s health care, educate women about health care options, support rape survivors and address health care inequities women face.

“We have all heard from women and their families across Michigan that they...

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