Thursday, November 9, 2017

DETROIT — A week removed from the contentious House Bill 5013 vote, the majority of Detroit Caucus members stand unified in their opposition to the legislation, which would have reduced rates for drivers only if they agreed to large reductions in coverage as well. They reiterated their position today, calling for the conversation on no-fault to continue. 

“The failure of HB 5013 symbolized a bipartisan agreement that more needed to be done, and that different...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — This evening, the Michigan House of Representatives voted on House Bill 5013, which makes various changes to the state’s auto no-fault insurance system. The bill failed to pass, and in response, state Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“The people of Detroit pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation, and so I wanted to see a bill put forward that would truly address that. Simply put, I voted...

Monday, September 11, 2017

DETROIT — State Reps. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) and Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), along with the other members of the House CARES Task Force, heard testimony from health care professionals, law enforcement, patient advocates and members of the public during their meeting today at the Team Wellness Center in Detroit. Today’s meeting was the fifth for the task force.

“I’m very glad the task force came here to Detroit. Urban communities like ours have been dealing...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) voted no today on House Bill 4323, a budget bill that provides Fiscal Year 2018 funding for all state governmental functions, except education. The bill passed the House and now is awaiting approval in the Senate before heading to the governor’s desk for his signature.

“We had multiple opportunities for bipartisan cooperation, yet once again, what passed the House today fell significantly short of what the state...

Friday, June 16, 2017

“I am absolutely disgusted that House Bill 4647 made its way out of our chamber yesterday, given how completely irresponsible it is fiscally and morally. This legislation will severely hamper our ability to attract and retain talented, dedicated teachers — the backbone of any public school system. Without a well-educated student body we jeopardize our ability to produce a well-equipped workforce in the future. We rank 35th in the nation for school performance, but it...

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