Thursday, December 7, 2017

LANSING — Tonight, House Democrats voted to protect the earned health care benefits of Michigan’s retired first responders. Last week, hundreds of police officers and firefighters rallied against proposals which could have gutted health care for local heroes. Today, the recommendation of House Democrats to implement the reforms of the bipartisan Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force was accepted. While these benefits are now protected, communities in the state continue to struggle with...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators are considering efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) issued the following statement: 

“After more than a decade of underfunded revenue sharing, it’s no wonder Michigan’s local governments are struggling. But to propose that these municipalities should make up for that shortfall by taking away the health care benefits that our police and...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — Today, 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. In response, state Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) issued the following statement:

“While it’s true that Michigan drivers deserve relief from high auto insurance rates, House Bill 5013 was not the solution. Capping benefits for drivers or passengers, even children, in the event of a serious auto...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LANSING — Earlier today, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s plan to end the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In response, the members of the Michigan Latino Legislative Caucus issued the following statement:

“As members of the Michigan Latino Legislative Caucus, we are disappointed in the decision to end the successful and popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. DACA affirms our commitment as a nation to our shared...

Friday, June 30, 2017

TAYLOR — State Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) responded enthusiastically to news that online retailing giant Amazon.com Inc. will invest $140 million to build a regional fulfillment center in Romulus that is expected to create 1,600 new jobs.

“Amazon has shown their confidence in our region as a great place to do business and to find workers with the skills, experience and ability to work hard and be productive,” Rep. Geiss said. “This is the start...

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