Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LANSING — Members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus will be holding a series of listening tour town halls throughout the state of Michigan in the coming weeks in order to hear state residents express their top concerns about our state. The “This is Your House” listening tour events kicked off with a town hall event hosted by state Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) yesterday, and eight more events will take place through April 17....

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

LANSING — The Progressive Women’s Caucus (PWC) stands behind an effort to require paid sick leave for many workers in the state of Michigan. A new bill introduced by PWC Chairwoman Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) would allow workers to take earned, paid time off to recover from illnesses or care for a sick family member, and would require employers to allow workers to accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours they work. PWC...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

“There are several areas in Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget recommendation that are worth highlighting. I appreciate the inclusion of increased funding for direct care workers within our mental health system. In addition, our students would likely benefit from some of the proposed changes to education funding, including an increase of $50 per pupil for high school students and the expansion of at-risk funding for students in all districts, which would include Farmington Public Schools for...

Friday, January 20, 2017

LANSING — Several members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus will be among the 7,500 people anticipated to converge on the Michigan State Capitol on Saturday afternoon to take a stand against the legislative agenda of President Donald Trump and extremist Republicans in Washington and Lansing. The Women’s March on Lansing is a sister event of the Women’s March on Washington, which is expected to draw 200,000 or more participants to Washington, D.C., on the same...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

"Tonight, we heard Gov. Rick Snyder lay out his vision for Michigan during his 2017 State of the State address. It’s a vision we’ve heard before, but the policies behind it continue to be out of touch and have led to larger income disparities across the state. His vision for lower taxes ended up cutting them for businesses while increasing them for seniors and our most vulnerable residents. His vision for less regulatory oversight and...

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