News From Rep. Schor

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

LANSING — Today, the Michigan Senate passed state Rep. Andy Schor’s (D-Lansing) House Bill 4207 and HB 4403, sending both bills to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature. HB 4207 would direct existing revitalization dollars toward bringing grocery stores to downtowns and commercial corridors, while HB 4403 would codify the ability of Michigan to use Medicaid dollars for opioid abuse treatment.

“Grocery stores are key to a vibrant community because people want to be close...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan Senate Committee on Economic Development and International Investment unanimously passed state Rep. Andy Schor’s (D-Lansing) House Bill 4207 today and sent it to the full Senate for consideration. The bill would use existing money to facilitate the development and expansion of grocery stores in areas that need increased placemaking and walkability, and are underserved.

“People want grocery stores near where they live, and this legislation will ensure that neighborhoods and commercial...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

LANSING — Today, the Michigan House of Representatives passed state Rep. Andy Schor’s (D-Lansing) House Bill 4207 on a strong bipartisan vote. The bill allocates existing Community Revitalization Program grant dollars to help redevelop existing neighborhood grocery stores or help build new ones in commercial corridors. Five percent of the fund would be set aside until June of each year for these grocery projects, and amount to a total of several million dollars per year....

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

LANSING — Today, an attorney for Gov. Rick Snyder said that public school teachers who didn’t consent to having $550 million taken from their paychecks will get their money back eventually. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement: 

“The Gov. Rick Snyder-Attorney General Bill Schuette administration have treated our teachers like an ATM machine for the state for years and made them fight in the courts to get back the wages...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

LANSING — The Senate Committee on Health Policy unanimously passed state Rep. Andy Schor’s (D-Lansing) House Bill 4207 today, which codifies the ability of Michigan to use Medicaid dollars to provide medically assisted detoxification and “medically necessary clinical stabilization services,” commonly known as different forms of rehab, for people seeking help with opioid or heroin addiction.

“We hear about the opioid crisis here in Michigan and nationwide. The increases in abuse and overdose in the...

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