News From Rep. Green

Thursday, January 18, 2018

LANSING — The House passed Senate Bill 574 today, which will allow charter schools to siphon off regional school millage dollars approved by voters. In response, state Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) issued the following statement:

“My job as state representative is to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars and to ensure all students have the resources they need to succeed in the classroom. I voted no today to ensure our tax dollars go to...

Friday, January 12, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) celebrated the announcement from Fiat Chrysler to invest over $1 billion in the Warren Truck Plant and bring production of the Ram truck from Mexico to Michigan, citing the significant impact the changes will have on the local economy.

“We are excited about what Fiat Chrysler’s announcement means for Warren’s manufacturing industry. Things are happening here- Warren is the place to do business,” said Green. “A $1 billion...

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...

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