Thursday, March 26, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) held a press conference at the state Capitol today to talk about her legislation to set standards for human milk banks in Michigan. Geiss introduced House Bill 4206 in February, and it was referred to the House Committee on Health Policy.

“Multiple studies show that feeding breast milk to premature infants, whether from their mother or another source, has significant short- and long-term benefits,” Geiss said. “Many mothers...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

LANSING – Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), State Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and other legislators announced at a press conference today that they are introducing legislation that would allow workers to take earned paid time off to recover from illnesses or care for a sick family member. These bills would require employers to allow workers to accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours they work.

“No one...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has been elected to serve as chairwoman of the Progressive Women’s Caucus, a group of Lansing legislators committed to fighting for equal pay, women’s access to health care and other critical issues affecting women and their families. Other leaders elected include Vice Chairwoman Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills), Secretary Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and Treasurer Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw).

“As women in the legislature, it’s important for us to keep in mind...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

“I appreciate the governor’s commitment and plans for the continued revitalization of our great state, and I look forward to working with him in the coming years to accomplish many of his goals. We have a well-intentioned governor; however, I’m concerned that the corporate fixation he has demonstrated in the past continues to skew his objectives and policies in a way that is leaving too many individuals and families out of any improvement or recovery....

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) was sworn into office on Wednesday at the state Capitol with other members of the 98th Michigan Legislature. The first-term representative will represent House District 12, which comprises Romulus, Taylor and part of Van Buren Township.

“I’m thrilled to take the oath of office and get started working for residents of the 12th House District,” Geiss said. “Improving the lives of the families, seniors and students...

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