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Monday, July 21, 2014

LANSING – House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and state Representative Andrew J. Kandrevas (D-Southgate) are calling for action after a report from the Michigan attorney general showed that unmanned guard towers may have contributed to the escape of a prisoner from the Ionia Correctional Facility earlier this year. Cuts to the Michigan Department of Corrections’ (MDOC) budget forced the prison to reduce staffing.

“Republicans in Lansing have shown for years that they put corporate profits...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

LANSING — Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) and State Rep. Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) delivered letters to Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville and House Insurance Committee Chair Rep. Pete Lund to request hearings on Senate Bill 1010 and House Bill 5697, their legislation to repeal the discriminatory and dangerous women’s health care rider law passed in December 2013. Whitmer and Roberts introduced their legislation last month, but have received no indication that the...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

LANSING – After walking off the job to take a three-month vacation last week, House Republicans are being invited to return to the state Capitol to finish the task of finding a road funding solution that will fix Michigan’s dangerous roads and bridges.

“Michiganders are angry that they have to drive on some of the worst roads in the country just to get to work each morning while their elected leaders take an extended, paid...

Monday, June 16, 2014

LANSING - State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) introduced bills today that would repeal a controversial law that forces women to buy additional health insurance coverage for necessary medical care during a miscarriage or abortion even in cases of rape and when the woman’s health is in jeopardy. The law restricting women’s access to vital health care was passed by Republicans in the Michigan Legislature in December 2013 and...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

LANSING – Legislative Republicans’ stunning decision to leave for summer vacation rather than stay in Lansing to find a solution for Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges is nothing short of a betrayal of Michigan citizens, House Democrats said Thursday night.

“Despite naming infrastructure repair as a top priority for three consecutive years – and despite holding the governor’s office, a House majority and a supermajority in the Senate – Republicans proved themselves to be unfit...

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