News From Rep. Camilleri

Friday, January 19, 2018

LANSING — State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) have sent a letter to Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk Steudle requesting information about the Fort Street (M-85) Bridge, a state trunkline. The piece of road spanning the Rouge River is one of the main thoroughfares between Detroit and Downriver communities with the closure of I-75. The bridge has closed abruptly at various times, sometimes with little warning and for various durations....

Thursday, January 18, 2018

LANSING — The House passed Senate Bill 574 today, which will allow charter schools to siphon off regional school millage dollars approved by voters. In response, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) issued the following statement:

“SB 574 is the clearest example to date of the profit motive that has taken hold of education in the state of Michigan. I voted against this bill because it takes money away from traditional public schools and gives...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) was proud to welcome Pastor Jack Eggleston as his guest to deliver the invocation, or opening prayer, for today’s House session at the Capitol. The invocation duties rotate between legislators, and they have the option of offering a prayer themselves or inviting a guest to deliver it.

“Although Pastor Eggleston currently preaches at Unity Lutheran Church in Southgate, I know him from his years of service at...

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), right, stands with Pastor Jack Eggleston of Unity Lutheran Church on the House floor on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Lansing. Eggleston, formerly of St. Philip Lutheran Church, delivered the invocation to open the day’s House session.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) introduced a bill today to put in place a state-level fix to a major problem caused by the federal tax legislation that was signed into law last month. House Bill 5404 restores the state-level personal exemption that, due to a conflict between state and federal law, can no longer be claimed. It is estimated that this oversight would add $680 to the tax bill of a family...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

LANSING — For nearly a year, House Democrats have called for restitution for individuals who were victims of the mismanaged Unemployment Insurance Agency. During that time, Gov. Rick Snyder has been adamant that victims should only be reimbursed for the principal, interest and penalties — nothing else. This week, Gov. Snyder reversed course, admitted responsibility and agreed that a fund should be created to provide UIA victims with damages to get their lives back on...

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