LANSING, Mich., Jan. 13, 2023 — As House Democrats kicked off the new legislative term this week, the newly minted majority caucus introduced a package of seven bills: House Bills 4001-07. The bill package aims to repeal the so-called “right-to-work” laws, restore prevailing wage, expand civil right protections to include the LGBTQ+ community, repeal the archaic 1931 abortion ban, repeal the retirement tax and restore the working family tax credit. In response to the freshly introduced legislation, state Rep. Kristian Grant (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement: 


“I’m proud and grateful to be part of the House Democratic Caucus — we are prioritizing what matters most to Michiganders. As seen by the bills introduced during this first week of the term, Dems are prioritizing fiscally responsible tax cuts, the protection of personal rights and freedoms, and putting workers first. The needs of West Michigan residents are always at the forefront of my agenda, too — I will be advocating for tangible, constructive change at the community level via strengthening our education system, providing affordable housing and investing in local economic development.”