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Monday, April 15, 2013

LANSING - House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), and state Representatives Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) today announced the House Democrats’ plan for middle-class tax relief. The bills, based on Michigan’s Middle Class Plan, are focused on restoring tax credits and deductions to middle-class families and repealing taxes on retirees. Legislation included in the plan will relieve the tax burden on Michigan families when next year’s tax season rolls around.

“Today, Michigan middle-class...

Monday, March 11, 2013

LANSING — House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) today called on House Republicans to end the extreme and over the top rhetoric coming from committee chairs on employer-employee contracts.

“Republican committee chairs need to end this relentless and absurd investigation of school employees, university presidents and local governments over negotiation of personnel contracts,” said Greimel. “Not only is it interfering in the local and autonomous units of government and their relations with employees, but...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"I'm disappointed that Rep. John Olumba decided on this course of action and is leaving the Democratic Caucus. Since taking over as Leader I have been available to each and every member of the Democratic Caucus to listen to their concerns and ideas for how to move our caucus forward. Specifically, I have reached out to Rep. Olumba on multiple occasions and have never heard back. We received no advance knowledge of this decision, just...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

LANSING — State Representative Robert L. Kosowski (D-Westland), Democratic Vice Chairman of the House Tourism Committee, and Rep. Charles Brunner (D-Bay City), another committee member, said today they are pleased with the end of using Pure Michigan to trumpet political issues. The representatives heard a presentation by officials from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to the committee today. Joining the representatives in praising the move was House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills).

“Finally, the...

Friday, February 8, 2013

LANSING — House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and State Representative Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) announced today the beginning of the listening tour that the House Democratic Caucus is taking across Michigan. Representatives from all corners of the state will be meeting with citizens to hear how the House Republicans’ priorities over the last two years have affected them.

“Republicans have repeatedly shown that they put their corporate donors before Michigan residents,” Greimel said....