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Thursday, June 22, 2017

LANSING — State House Democrats today called on Republicans to immediately sign on to their “Health Care Bill of Rights,” which will protect Michigan families from the worst parts of the health care cuts U.S. Senate Republicans revealed today.  The U.S. House has already passed a similar plan that would cause health care and prescription drug costs to skyrocket, and coverage to be reduced, or disappear altogether.

Unveiled in May, the Michigan Democrats’ “Health Care Bill...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives today passed legislation which dramatically alters Michigan’s teacher retirement system. House Bill 4647 passed by a vote of 55-52 with only Republicans in support. The bill shifts the burden of cost and risk onto taxpayers, school districts and educators, while failing to address the existing Michigan Public School Retirees System (MPSERS) debt.

“Taking money out of classrooms to pay for unnecessary, politically motivated programs is just wrong,” said...

Thursday, June 8, 2017

LANSING — House Republicans rejected multiple proposals from House Democrats today which would have provided hundreds of millions of dollars for fixing Michigan roads and funding our classrooms. The proposals, offered as amendments during the Conference Committee on the Transportation Budget and the Conference Committee on School Aid and Education, were rejected along party lines with only Democrats in support of the proposals.

“Today, Republicans in Lansing made it clear that they are more interested in...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) introduced a bipartisan resolution today calling on Gov. Rick Snyder to join a multi-state climate alliance observing the tenets of the Paris climate accord. Last week, President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the historic agreement. When the United States withdraws from the Paris agreement, it will join only two other world nations — Nicaragua and Syria — that have not...

Monday, May 22, 2017

LANSING –– State House and Senate Democrats announced a new plan today to resist Congressional Republican health care cuts that have already passed the U.S. House. The Democratic plan would shield hundreds of thousands of Michigan families who stand to see their costs skyrocket, coverage reduced or health insurance disappear altogether. The last Congressional Budget Office estimate found that 24 million Americans would lose health insurance under the Republican plan.

The Michigan Democrats’ “Health...

 House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) speaks on the House Democrats’ plan to protect health care through the Michigan Health Care Bill of Rights at a press conference in Lansing on Monday, May 22, 2017. Left to right: Rep. Singh, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township), state Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason)

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