News From Rep. Green

Thursday, March 30, 2017

LANSING — House Democrats voted to support and amend the supplemental budget bill, House Bill 4329, rejecting the Senate’s $5 million loan and instead again approving a $3 million grant for Macomb County to deal with repairs because of the December 2016 sinkhole.

Yesterday, the state Senate changed the original $3 million grant approved by the House to a $5 million loan in spite of objections by Republican and Democratic Macomb legislators. The bill passed...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a funding bill urgently needed to address health and safety issues related to the Macomb County sinkhole emergency.

The bill approved with bipartisan support includes $3 million from the state to help protect people, property and the environment from potential sewage overflows as crews continue to address the sinkhole that developed in late December. A state of emergency continues in the area.

“Time is of the essence when it...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) has introduced a bill that would prevent insurance companies from raising auto insurance rates when a driver submits a claim from pothole damage to his or her vehicle. The bill comes at a particularly important time for Michiganders, as winter weather exacerbates the state’s already crumbling infrastructure.

“As temperatures change quickly, and our roads are subjected to all manner of weather, we’ve once again entered pothole...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) introduced House Bill 4172 this week to protect consumers from individuals who install or reinstall counterfeit or nonworking air bags in a vehicle. This bill marks another consumer protection bill offered by Green, complementing House Bill 4049, legislation to require the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to release more rate-setting information so consumers better understand the yearly fee that is included in their auto no-fault insurance policy. 

“I introduced...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

“President Donald J. Trump’s recent executive order on immigration is alarming and completely disheartening. As former President Bill Clinton said, “We are still a nation of immigrants; we should be proud of it… but we are also a nation of laws.” Our nation was built on a foundation of liberty and respect for all. The president’s actions do not respect us as an American people, nor do they respect the Constitution. These anti-immigration policies were...