News From Rep. Camilleri

Thursday, March 15, 2018

LANSING — The House Health Policy Committee took testimony Wednesday on Republican-sponsored House Bill 5223, which would require drug manufacturers to supply annual reports to the state outlining their prescription drug pricing strategies and their drugs’ profit margins, and providing for a $100,000 fine if they fail to do so. While it would create a small measure of transparency in the pharmaceutical industry, it would offer far less consumer protection than a plan introduced earlier...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

LANSING — House Democrats introduced two bills last week that would help create the Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Board, which will work to stave off prescription drug spikes and keep pharmaceutical companies accountable in Michigan. House Bills 5690 and 5691 were introduced by state Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) and LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) respectively.

“Families all across the state are often forced to choose between life-saving medication and paying their bills,” said Rep. Camilleri. “The...

State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) and LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) introduce legislation that will work to stave off prescription drug spikes and keep pharmaceutical companies accountable in Michigan, at the state Capitol in Lansing on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

LANSING — Today, the Michigan Legislature passed Senate Bills 748 and 750, a package to protect the state personal income tax exemption. In response, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) issued the following statement:

“The bills we voted on today were undeniably necessary. Due to a federal oversight in overhauling our country’s tax system, Michiganders would have been forced to pay more than $1 billion extra in income taxes next year. I am grateful that...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

LANSING — State Reps. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) and Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) spoke out today against the “Unashamed Identity Workshop” hosted by Metro City Church, with locations in Taylor and Riverview, and provided by FORGE Ministries for girls ages 12-16.

Zemke has introduced House Bill 5550 to prohibit mental health professionals from engaging in efforts to change the sexual orientation and gender identity of a minor. If passed, Michigan would join nine other states...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) introduced House Bill 5529 today to increase the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from 6 percent to 30 percent of the federal EITC. The EITC is a refundable tax credit that takes into account a family’s income, marital status and number of dependents.

“The earned income tax credit has been a successful tool for lifting families, and especially children, out of poverty and has helped working...