News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Thursday, March 27, 2014

EAST LANSING - State Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) praised the announcement of Ingham County Clerk Barb Bryum in her decision to open her office in Mason to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Yesterday, Federal Judge Bernard Friedman struck down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling it in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

“This is a historic day in Michigan. I wish to congratulate all the couples who will finally be able to marry...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LANSING – State Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) blasted Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to not recognize the full marital rights of more than 300 marriages performed for same-sex couples over the past weekend. Rep. Singh, advocates and legal experts have been calling on the governor to recognize these marriages as having been legal and in full compliance with Michigan law at the time they were performed and grant them full rights and protections.

“I appreciate...

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...

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