News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

LANSING – State Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) introduced a resolution in the State House today calling on Gov. Rick Snyder to recognize the more than 300 marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in Michigan this past weekend. The licenses were legally issued after a federal judge declared Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The resolution also calls on the governor to instruct Attorney General Bill Schuette to withdraw his motion for a stay and...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) released the statement below following a vote in the Michigan House of Representatives to expand the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) to a state-wide school district.

“Gov. Snyder has run this experiment for the past year and the results are very troubling. Nothing so far suggests the EAA should be expanded. The majority of students have failed to make progress towards proficiency, some students even lost ground. Additionally, the 24 percent...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

LANSING – State Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) stated his support of the decision to withdraw proposed rule changes for charitable gaming, commonly referred to as “millionaire parties,” from a joint legislative committee. Non-profit organizations use the events to raise funds to support their efforts. The proposed rules were overly burdensome and would likely end gaming events for most charities.

“I’m glad to see that these changes have been pulled from consideration. I understand the...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

LANSING – State Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) was concerned today to learn of 32 Aramark employees – roughly 10 percent of their hires – who have been banned from Michigan state prisons for inappropriate relationships with prisoners. Aramark is a Philadelphia-based food provider that has a private contract with the Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC).

“Safety is the number one concern at prisons across our state, and to know that contracted workers put that...

Monday, March 3, 2014

LANSING — State Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), along with former federal prosecutor and law professor at MSU College of Law Mark Totten, announced a new bill today to strengthen the Michigan Consumer Protection Act (MCPA). Originally passed with bipartisan support in 1975, the MCPA was one of the strongest consumer protection laws in the nation, until 1999, when the Michigan Supreme Court interpreted the law to exempt businesses that are licensed or regulated.

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