News From Rep. Schor

Thursday, October 29, 2015

LANSING — After months of gathering research on the topic, the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force presented Gov. Rick Snyder with a comprehensive report of its findings. The group — which includes state Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) — made more than two dozen recommendations for changes in regulations and practices that could address this growing problem in Michigan.

“Individuals across the state are dealing with problems related to abusing prescription drugs and...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

LANSING — Bills that take aim at the ongoing problem of gun violence in Michigan were the subject of a press conference held today in Lansing. State Representatives Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak), Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) outlined their common-sense gun safety measures and called for action on their legislation.

“We’ve seen too many children die, too many parents grieve, too many neighbors witness firsthand the scourge of...

Friday, September 11, 2015

“Throughout the discussion on these resolutions, my concern had been that an investigation needed to be conducted by qualified law enforcement. I voted no originally because we did not have a law enforcement entity involved in any of the discussions and investigations and had no expert who could decide if a crime was committed.

“As much as I emotionally thought it was the right thing to do to vote yes, and as much as I...

Thursday, September 10, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) voted no today on House Resolutions 139 and 141, which sought to expel Representatives Todd Courser (R-Lapeer) and Cindy Gamrat (R-Plainwell) from the Michigan House of Representatives. In a personal statement released on the representative’s Facebook page, Schor expanded on his reasoning, and the careful, extensive thought process behind it.

“My decision is not an emotional one,” Rep. Schor wrote. “Emotionally, I hate what they did and hate...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) introduced House Bill 4828, which would require the state Legislature to create a bipartisan, bicameral ethics committee. The eight member committee would be empowered to investigate any complaints of unethical conduct by any legislator, officer or employee of the Legislature.

“Recently, we have seen a number of situations that have called into question the actions of Michigan legislators,” Schor said. “Allegations in these situations are very serious and...