News From Rep. Green

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Statement for Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) on approval of an Appropriations Supplemental, which includes investment in infrastructure

 LANSING —“Today, I voted yes on a supplemental appropriation to invest $1.5 million to fund the Michigan Infrastructure Council. In 2016, the 21st Century Infrastructure Commission recommended the Legislature establish a statewide integrated asset management system and a pilot program for upgrading our state’s infrastructure, including our roads, bridges, water, and sewer systems. I remain as committed to...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) introduced House Bill 5380 today to give a tax credit to businesses offering onsite child care for their employees. The credit would be equal to 50 percent of the costs associated with providing this service to parents.

“Access to good child care is one of the biggest concerns for a working parent, and parents often drive extra miles from their workplace just to have their child or children...

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...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

LANSING — House and Senate Democrats introduced a legislative package to Prevent Wage Theft today which will put money back in the pockets of Michigan’s hardworking men and women. A report from the Economic Policy Institute earlier this year found that more than 130,000 Michigan workers across all demographic groups are losing $429 million annually as a result of wage theft.

“Every person deserves to take home the wages they earn. But across the...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

LANSING — Senate and House Democrats representing Warren spoke out today against Republican sponsored bills that would strip benefits -- including healthcare -- from retired police and firefighters across the state.  In addition, the legislation threatens to send more emergency managers into communities to fund necessary services after years of revenue sharing cuts to local governments. Both the Republican-led House and Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committees heard testimony on the package today and passed them to...

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