News From Rep. Green

Monday, November 20, 2017

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed into law a bill from state Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren), extending until 2021 a Michigan law making a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 the legal limit for operating a vehicle. Without Rep. Green’s House Bill 4548, the 0.08 threshold would have ended on Oct. 1, 2018, and the legal limit would have reverted to 0.1. Rep. Green’s bill was paired with Rep. Klint Kesto’s (R-Walled Lake) HB...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — Tonight, the House of Representatives voted down House Bill 5013, which would make sweeping changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. In response, state Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) issued the following statement: 

“I could not support House Bill 5013 because this does not bring the rate relief or other changes to no-fault that we need. This is a plan that only offers potential rate reductions if drivers agree to significant cuts in benefits....

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) has introduced House Bill 5179 reestablishing a tax credit to help working parents offset the cost of childcare or care for an elderly adult. In 2011, Governor Snyder and the Republican majority in Lansing implemented a significant tax shift, increasing the financial burden for working and middle class families. Since then, many families in Michigan have struggled to maintain a good quality of life in the face of...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

LANSING —With House and Senate approval, bipartisan legislation to maintain Michigan’s 0.08 blood alcohol content (BAC) threshold for drunk driving offenses, helping to keep Michigan’s roads safe for residents and families, is on the way to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

Without Rep. Patrick Green’s (D-Warren) House Bill 4548 and Rep. Klint Kesto’s (R-Commerce Township) House Bill 4547, Michigan’s .08 BAC threshold would revert back to 0.10 on October 1, 2018. This could result...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

LANSING — Today, Entergy, the owner of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert Township, announced that it will not close the plant in 2018 and that Consumers Energy will continue to purchase power from the plant. In response, state Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren), a member of the House Energy Committee, issued the following statement:

“I am pleased to hear the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant will remain open through 2022. This decision certainly comes as...

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