News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

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...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators are considering efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement: 

“When police and firefighters take an oath to protect their neighbors, they do so knowing that they are putting their own lives on the line. Many police officers incur injuries that need lifelong care, and firefighters often develop diseases from...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan package of bills reforming the Unemployment Insurance Agency to ensure that false fraud allegations against unemployed workers do not happen again. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement:

“Nine months ago, House Democrats outlined ways to fix the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency and ensure that Michiganders who were falsely accused of fraud were made whole. I am pleased that...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives voted down House Bill 5013, which would make sweeping changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement: 

“Every member of the House agrees that Michiganders need lower auto insurance rates. House Bill 5013 was not the solution. What it was is a bad deal for Michigan drivers and accident victims. In fact, the only group that benefited from...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

LANSING — Legislation introduced today would take steps to make amends to the more than 44,000 people the state of Michigan wrongly accused of unemployment fraud, resulting in millions of dollars in fees, penalties and other financial damages to innocent Michigan families. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), issued the following statement: 

“The bills introduced by the bipartisan workgroup will help ensure this sort of disaster never occurs again. However, the legislation...

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