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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

LANSING – The Michigan House Democratic Caucus said today that it stands against any proposed change to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act that fails to protect all members of the LGBT community or allows for religious discrimination.

“When it comes to legal protections for marginalized and targeted groups of people, we cannot compromise,” House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) said. “No Michigander deserves to be denied employment or housing because they are lesbian, gay,...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

LANSING – The Michigan House Democratic Caucus chose to keep Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) as the House Democratic Leader for the 2015-2016 session. Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) will serve as Democratic Floor Leader.

“The task of standing up for Michigan’s hardworking families, its seniors and students goes on,” Greimel said. “Michiganders still need a strong voice in the Capitol, and the House Democrats pledge to speak loudly on their behalf. Whether it’s tax...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

LANSING -Today State Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), David Nathan (D-Detroit) and Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) announced legislation that would create transparency and accountability standards for charter schools, charter school authorizers and the for-profit educational management organizations that contract to run many charter schools. The standards are called for in House Bill 5852, which would enact a moratorium on opening any new charter schools until legislation is passed to...

Friday, October 17, 2014

LANSING – State Representatives Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon), Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) and Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), have introduced legislation that will protect the health of women and make it easier for women who became pregnant after rape or incest to get critical medical services. The bills would amend Michigan’s unfair women’s health care rider law by eliminating the need to buy an extra insurance policy to cover abortion when one is needed to preserve a...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

LANSING - House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and Reps. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) and Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) said today that the latest revelation of an Aramark employee trying to contract with one prisoner to kill another prisoner should be the final straw that cancels the Department of Corrections contract with Aramark.

“I feel like a broken record or an extra in `Groundhog Day,’” said Greimel. “What other issues need to come to...

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