Tuesday, December 12, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — Eighty-two people attended a viewing of the film “Backpack Full of Cash” followed by a panel discussion hosted by state Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) Monday night. The event highlighted the growth of the for-profit charter school movement in the U.S., as well as proposed reform measures that would bring accountability and transparency to charter school authorizers and the education management organizations (EMOs) that oversee day-to-day operations at most for-profit charter schools...

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...

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 — This week, Republican legislators are considering efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, House Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) issued the following statement: 

 

“Today, I stood in solidarity with police officers and firefighters to demand the Legislature honor promises made that allow them to retire with dignity after decades of service to keep us safe. As legislators, we came together to...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — This evening, the Michigan House of Representatives voted on House Bill 5013, which makes various changes to the state’s auto no-fault insurance system. The bill failed to pass, and in response, House Democratic Floor Leader state Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) issued the following statement:

“House Bill 5013 would have dramatically cut benefits without providing meaningful, long-term cost reductions for all drivers, and I could not support a bill like that, especially when...

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