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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Gov. Rick Snyder made the right call in deciding to accept federal dollars to expand Michigan's Medicaid program. Currently, 12.7 percent of all of Michigan's adults have no health care insurance at all, and thousands more have minimal coverage. By accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid, many of those people will soon have access to the best health care in the world. In addition, more seniors in our state will receive coverage for nursing home...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

LANSING - Despite Republican claims that Michigan is undergoing a turnaround, House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) said today that Michigan’s middle-class families are struggling to pay higher taxes and find good-paying jobs while corporations are enjoying massive corporate tax breaks. In a presentation made before Gov. Rick Snyder’s annual “State of the State” speech, Greimel said the real state of our state is tenuous and in need of help.

“Michigan’s citizens deserve the...

Friday, January 11, 2013

LANSING — Citing the public’s desire for a transparent government, members of the House Democratic Caucus are pushing Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to come forward and say how much the “Pure Michigan” ad touting the state’s right-to-work law cost. Leading the charge to defend the public’s right to know were House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and Representative Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids).

“The ‘Pure Michigan’ brand has been tarnished...

Thursday, January 10, 2013

LANSING — Weeks after ramming a package of so-called “right-to-work” legislation through the lame duck Legislature without any committee hearings and sending it to Gov. Rick Snyder for a quick signature, Michigan Republicans have co-opted the “Pure Michigan” tourism campaign by announcing the right-to-work bills with a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal. Expressing their outrage at this grandstanding are House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and state Representative Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids)....

Friday, January 4, 2013

LANSING — House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) has named four key staffing positions. Patti Tremblay - Pluta has been named legal counsel, while continuing in their positions are Ben Miller as constituent relations director, Mark Salogar as policy director and Maureen Watson Bolger as deputy policy director for the House Democratic Caucus. Greimel became the leader of the Democratic Caucus on Jan. 1, and the positions of the newly named staffers began then...

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