News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

LANSING — Today, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the 3 percent of teacher pay illegally held back by the state must be refunded. The ruling follows an earlier decision declaring the law that allowed the hold to be unconstitutional. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement:

 

“I’m glad to see that the state Supreme Court is giving Michigan teachers the holiday gift they deserve — the...

Friday, December 15, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) announced the winners of the fifth annual Pure Michigan art competition for students attending high schools in the 69th House District at a ceremony held at Okemos High School today. The winners are Dora Ivkovich and Kelly Wang, who both attend Okemos High School. Their artwork will be on display for all staff and visitors to see in Leader Singh’s office for the next year. Each...

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...

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