News From Rep. Sabo

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Terry Sabo (D-Muskegon) introduced House Bill 5392 today clarifying that unless a judge finds that a convicted person is disruptive or that his or her presence raises safety concerns for the court, that person must be present during a scheduled time for victim impact statements for a felony offense. Sabo’s bill is in response to the reprehensible actions of convicted killer Jeffrey Willis, who was allowed to leave the courtroom before...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Terry J. Sabo (D-Muskegon) introduced a resolution today urging the United States Congress to reject the Washington Republican tax scheme, which will add $1 trillion to the national deficit and eliminate critical tax breaks for the majority of households according to several independent analyses. Rep. Sabo, along with his Democratic colleagues, called instead for a renewed focus on working families in the state and across the nation. This legislation comes...

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...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Terry J. Sabo’s (D-Muskegon) first bill to win House approval will codify protections for foster children to ensure their safety and well-being. House Bill 5121 is part of a three-bill package addressing foster children’s needs. HB 5121, the main bill in the package, and the other bills now head to the state Senate for consideration. The bipartisan package would create the Children’s Assurance of Quality Foster Care Policy, effectively creating a...

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...

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