News From Rep. Schor

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...

Thursday, June 18, 2015

LANSING – House Bill 4205, introduced by state Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing), passed the Senate today and was sent to the governor’s desk for signature to become law. The legislation removes the term “crippled children” from the Public Health Code.

“This term is offensive to our children with special needs and to the parents that care for them. There is no place in the law for this term, and I am happy that we could...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

LANSING — Members of the House Democratic Caucus were united in opposition today against House Bill 4052, legislation designed to take away the ability of local governments to enact ordinances that benefit their citizens. The bill is broadly worded and possibly violates the Michigan Constitution, which guarantees local control. Despite bipartisan opposition, the bill passed with only Republican support and now moves to the Senate.

“Republicans are supposed to be the party of small government...