News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Monday, July 17, 2017

LANSING — Today, House and Senate Democrats announced their “Michigan Jobs First” plan aimed at keeping jobs and tax dollars in Michigan. Unlike other states, the state of Michigan does not give any meaningful financial preference to Michigan businesses and workers in contracts, even though these homegrown businesses contribute far more to our economy than out-of-state firms. Only 78 percent of state dollars were spent on contracts to Michigan firms, according to a 2013...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

LANSING — Michigan House Democrats announced plans to hold health care town halls across the state this summer the day after they formally introduced a resolution to protect individuals’ right to high-quality, affordable health care options. The resolution, called the Michigan Health Care Bill of Rights, was announced at a press conference in May and was officially introduced to the Legislature yesterday after being signed by every member of the House Democratic Caucus.

“Every person...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives voted today to pass Senate Bills 242-244, legislation that provides incentives to companies that create a certain number of new jobs. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement:

 “I was proud to support the Good Jobs legislation in its final form. The Democratic amendments shaped the Good Jobs package into responsible, effective legislation that caps the amount of money in the program,...

Monday, June 26, 2017

LANSING –– Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a score on the U.S. Senate health plan that confirms that not only will millions of Michiganders be subjected to skyrocketing premiums, deductibles and prescription drug costs, but millions will lose health care altogether.  In response, state House and Senate Democrats renewed their call for the Legislature to take up their “Health Care Bill of Rights.”

The U.S. Senate plan leaves 22 million across the...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives today passed legislation which dramatically alters Michigan’s teacher retirement system. House Bill 4647 passed by a vote of 55-52 with only Republicans in support. The bill shifts the burden of cost and risk onto taxpayers, school districts and educators, while failing to address the existing Michigan Public School Retirees System (MPSERS) debt.

“Taking money out of classrooms to pay for unnecessary, politically motivated programs is just wrong,” said...

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