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Monday, April 16, 2012

EAST LANSING - State Representatives Mark Meadows (D-East Lansing), Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga), Joan Bauer (D-Lansing) and Democratic Floor Leader Kate Segal (D-Battle Creek) today at a press conference in East Lansing called on Republicans to rescind their new taxes on retirees and to restore tax credits to the middle class by supporting Democrat-sponsored bills that will relieve the burden on Michigan families when next year’s tax deadline rolls around. “It’s extremely important that residents realize...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

LANSING - House Democratic Leader Richard E. Hammel (Mt. Morris Township) and members of the House Democratic Caucus today announced the filing of a lawsuit in Ingham County Circuit Court over the House Republicans’ constitutional violations of giving bills immediate effect without having the necessary votes and ignoring House Democrats’ demands for record roll call votes on issues like immediate effect, even when the House Democrats have shown more than enough support under the state constitution. Leader...

Friday, March 23, 2012

DETROIT - State Representative and Chair of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Fred Durhal, Jr. (Detroit) announced today that they have filed motions in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in their fight to throw out the new Detroit districts that were drawn by the Republican majority and that disenfranchise Detroit voters. Durhal; Legislative Black Caucus members; and Melvin Butch Hollowell, Detroit NAACP General Counsel made their announcement in front of the...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

LANSING - State Representative Roy Schmidt (Grand Rapids), with support from the entire House Democratic Caucus, moved to discharge the sixteen bill and one constitutional amendment “Reform Government Now” package introduced in early February in the House today. The motion was allowed in the wake of Michigan receiving an “F” on State Integrity Investigation’s corruption report card.

“It was a positive step to see these bills begin to move through the legislative process after many members supported...

Democratic Leader Rick Hammel.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

LANSING - House Democratic Leader Richard E. Hammel (Mt. Morris Township) and the entire House Democratic Caucus again today called on Republican leaders in the House to move the “Reform Government Now” legislative package through the chamber in the wake of a recent report by State Integrity Investigation that ranked Michigan’s government 43rd in the country in terms of accountability and risk of corruption.

“The governor stated in his State of the State Address that the people...

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