News From Rep. Schor

Thursday, May 25, 2017

LANSING — The House Committee on Health Policy today passed state Rep. Andy Schor’s (D-Lansing) House Bill 4403, which would clarify that Medicaid dollars can be used to pay for medical detoxification and inpatient treatment for people struggling with opioid addiction.

“The opioid abuse and addiction hits every community in Michigan,” said Schor. “It’s my hope that we can make a real difference for the families and communities around the state struggling with this issue.”...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Andy Schor’s (D-Lansing) House Bill 4207, which would direct existing revitalization dollars toward bringing grocery stores to downtowns and commercial corridors, won committee approval this week and will next be considered by the full House of Representatives.

“Grocery stores are key to a vibrant community because people want to be close to a store to buy bread, milk and whatever they need for dinner later on that day,” said Schor. “Easy access to grocery...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
LANSING — State Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) introduced a bill today that would direct more road funding towards Lansing and other cities in Michigan.

“Cities receive the smallest percentage of road funding dollars from the state formula, compared to counties and the Michigan Department of Transportation,” said Schor. “This lack of fairness in state investment is very evident in the deterioration of the roads that we drive on every day.”

Currently, the Michigan Department...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

LANSING — Today, state Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) introduced House Bill 4464 to promote safe sleep policies, which are shown to reduce the likelihood of infant suffocation. 

“Infant death while sleeping is preventable in many cases,” said Schor. “As safe sleep practices became common over the last 20 years or so, infant deaths have gone down drastically.”

Schor’s bill requires that all licensed child care facilities, group child care homes and family child care homes...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) has introduced House Bill 4409, which would give recent college graduates an incentive to stay and work in Michigan following graduation. The plan would reduce the “brain drain” out of our state and help students saddled with expensive student loans get on their feet while starting a career in Michigan.

“Having a talented, well-educated work force will draw business investment to our state, but Michigan sees far too...