News From Rep. Green

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Patrick Green (D-Warren), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park), Diana Farrington (R-Utica) and Klint Kesto (R-  Commerce Township) introduced a bipartisan package of bills today to better protect Michigan senior citizens from physical, financial and psychological harm. The package also includes bills to ensure seniors are protected while living in an assisted living facility or nursing home.

“We’ve all heard accounts of seniors losing their life savings or home...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

LANSING — The House approved bipartisan legislation today to maintain the state’s legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at 0.08 today, helping to ensure the safety of Michigan residents and families.

State Rep. Patrick Green’s House Bill 4548 extends the sunset on the BAC standard of 0.08 from Oct. 1, 2018 to Oct. 1, 2023. House Bill 4547, sponsored by state Rep. Klint Kesto, updates sentencing guidelines to match the changes made in HB...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) voted against the general government and school aid budgets this week. Both budgets passed in the House and are now awaiting approval in the Senate before heading to the governor’s desk

“A budget is a statement of priorities, and the budgets we passed yesterday misrepresents the priorities of the residents of Warren and Center Line,” said Green.  “The priorities in the budgets clearly show a lack of understanding...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Today on the House floor, one word resonated: misinformed. House Bill 4647 passed by a slim majority of 55 to 52. HB 4647 is flawed legislation pushing new and recently graduated teachers into a defined contribution plan instead of the current hybrid pension plan. Once again, my Democratic colleagues and I offered several important amendments to ensure teachers receive the support they deserve, and once again, constitutional rights to a record roll call vote on the amendments were...

Thursday, May 4, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) voted no this week on both the House School Aid Fund and the general omnibus budgets in a heated eight-hour session.

The proposed School Aid Fund budget, the portion of the budget addressing funding for K-12, community colleges and higher education, passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 2, by a vote of 60-47. In total, it cut $3.5 million in projected dollars to schools in...

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