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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Gov. Rick Snyder made the right call in deciding to accept federal dollars to expand Michigan's Medicaid program. Currently, 12.7 percent of all of Michigan's adults have no health care insurance at all, and thousands more have minimal coverage. By accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid, many of those people will soon have access to the best health care in the world. In addition, more seniors in our state will receive coverage for nursing home...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

LANSING - Despite Republican claims that Michigan is undergoing a turnaround, House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) said today that Michigan’s middle-class families are struggling to pay higher taxes and find good-paying jobs while corporations are enjoying massive corporate tax breaks. In a presentation made before Gov. Rick Snyder’s annual “State of the State” speech, Greimel said the real state of our state is tenuous and in need of help.

“Michigan’s citizens deserve the...

House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (Auburn Hills) describes how Republican policies have hurt Michigan’s middle-class families, students and seniors in his State of our State presentation inside the Capitol rotunda on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Greimel also announced that Democrats will begin a listening tour of the state and invited Michigan residents to speak out about higher taxes on middle-class families and seniors and the underfunding of public schools.
Friday, January 11, 2013

LANSING — Citing the public’s desire for a transparent government, members of the House Democratic Caucus are pushing Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to come forward and say how much the “Pure Michigan” ad touting the state’s right-to-work law cost. Leading the charge to defend the public’s right to know were House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and Representative Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids).

“The ‘Pure Michigan’ brand has been tarnished...

Thursday, January 10, 2013

LANSING — Weeks after ramming a package of so-called “right-to-work” legislation through the lame duck Legislature without any committee hearings and sending it to Gov. Rick Snyder for a quick signature, Michigan Republicans have co-opted the “Pure Michigan” tourism campaign by announcing the right-to-work bills with a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal. Expressing their outrage at this grandstanding are House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and state Representative Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids)....

Friday, January 4, 2013

LANSING — House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) has named four key staffing positions. Patti Tremblay - Pluta has been named legal counsel, while continuing in their positions are Ben Miller as constituent relations director, Mark Salogar as policy director and Maureen Watson Bolger as deputy policy director for the House Democratic Caucus. Greimel became the leader of the Democratic Caucus on Jan. 1, and the positions of the newly named staffers began then...

Friday, December 28, 2012

“Governor Rick Snyder continues to lie to the voters of Michigan by signing such extremely conservative pieces of legislation into law. We have heard time and again that these types of social issues ‘are not on my agenda,’ but he proves to be deceitful once again by issuing his stamp of approval to a special interest’s wish list that restricts a woman’s access to care. Legislative Republicans and Governor Snyder are ignoring a majority of...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

“The House Democratic Caucus was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Representative Judy Nerat. Those who served with and knew Judy remember her as a hard-working and dedicated advocate for the families and children of the Upper Peninsula. Judy was a pioneer, first as a 10-year member of the Menominee Road Commission, then as the first woman Democrat to be elected to the state House from the Upper Peninsula. Judy’s siblings, children...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

“The House Democratic Caucus is extremely disappointed in Gov. Rick Snyder signing the new emergency financial manager legislation into law. By pushing essentially the same legislation that voters just rejected in a referendum less than two months ago, legislative Republicans and the governor are either completely deaf or just hold no regard for the people who elected them into office. Additionally, by adding an unnecessary appropriation to the legislation to eliminate the possibility of a...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

LANSING - House Democratic Leader-Elect Tim Greimel (Auburn Hills) has named three key staffing positions. Adrian Hemond has been named chief of staff, Katie Carey will continue as the press secretary for the House Democratic Caucus, and Amy Beard will serve as Greimel’s legislative director and deputy chief of staff. Greimel will become the leader of the House Democratic Caucus on Jan. 1, 2013, and the position of the newly named staffers begins then as...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

LANSING - Members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus agree with Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision today to veto Senate Bill 59, which would have allowed concealed weapons to be carried in schools, day care centers, hospitals and other places.

“This is not the time to carelessly advance an expansion of concealed weapons in Michigan,” said Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak). “Concealed weapons are a serious matter, and any new rules about them must be made...

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