News From Rep. Green

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...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

LANSING — Legislation offered by a group of House and Senate Democrats would provide parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about their children’s education by shedding light on the authorizing organizations that oversee charter schools  and the education management organizations (EMOs) that run them. The School Freedom, Accountability, Choice and Transparency Act, or School FACT Act — House Bills 5286-5294 and companion Senate Bills 674-682 — would empower parents to make...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LANSING — In order to address municipal retirement funding, the governor convened the Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force, who issued recommendations for a solution to this state-wide problem. The task force released its report this summer, which received support from all invested parties. Despite that, there have been conversations about instituting drastic reforms beyond those recommendations. In response, state Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) issued the following statement: 

“Every day our municipalities are...

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...

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