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Friday, December 28, 2012

“Governor Rick Snyder continues to lie to the voters of Michigan by signing such extremely conservative pieces of legislation into law. We have heard time and again that these types of social issues ‘are not on my agenda,’ but he proves to be deceitful once again by issuing his stamp of approval to a special interest’s wish list that restricts a woman’s access to care. Legislative Republicans and Governor Snyder are ignoring a majority of...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

“The House Democratic Caucus was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Representative Judy Nerat. Those who served with and knew Judy remember her as a hard-working and dedicated advocate for the families and children of the Upper Peninsula. Judy was a pioneer, first as a 10-year member of the Menominee Road Commission, then as the first woman Democrat to be elected to the state House from the Upper Peninsula. Judy’s siblings, children...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

“The House Democratic Caucus is extremely disappointed in Gov. Rick Snyder signing the new emergency financial manager legislation into law. By pushing essentially the same legislation that voters just rejected in a referendum less than two months ago, legislative Republicans and the governor are either completely deaf or just hold no regard for the people who elected them into office. Additionally, by adding an unnecessary appropriation to the legislation to eliminate the possibility of a...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

LANSING - House Democratic Leader-Elect Tim Greimel (Auburn Hills) has named three key staffing positions. Adrian Hemond has been named chief of staff, Katie Carey will continue as the press secretary for the House Democratic Caucus, and Amy Beard will serve as Greimel’s legislative director and deputy chief of staff. Greimel will become the leader of the House Democratic Caucus on Jan. 1, 2013, and the position of the newly named staffers begins then as...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

LANSING - Members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus agree with Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision today to veto Senate Bill 59, which would have allowed concealed weapons to be carried in schools, day care centers, hospitals and other places.

“This is not the time to carelessly advance an expansion of concealed weapons in Michigan,” said Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak). “Concealed weapons are a serious matter, and any new rules about them must be made...

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