News From Democratic Leader Sam Singh

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Below is a letter from state Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) addressed to Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, MD.

Dear Commissioner Hamburg,

I write to you today regarding my concern for our nation’s youth in respect to the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes. I urge you to follow through with your commitment to release a ruling on electronic cigarettes by the end of the month dictating more...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

LANSING – State Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) announced a new bill today to limit the use of tobacco products in motor vehicles. The legislation would make it illegal for any tobacco product to be lit in a vehicle when a person under the age of 18 is present.

“Thanks to medical and scientific studies, we know the dangers secondhand smoke poses to children. Yet, we are not doing enough to ensure that young kids...

Monday, October 14, 2013

LANSING – House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel(D-Auburn Hills) and state Representatives Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge), Andy Schor (D-Lansing) andSam Singh (D-East Lansing) today announced the Tax-O-Meter, a virtual display of by-the-second tax shifts in Michigan. These tax shifts are taking away money from the average citizen and giving it to wealthy CEOs and corporations. The legislative majority has increased Michigan’s middle-class families’ tax burden by $4,320,822 a day — or $50 every second, according to...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The following is an editorial written by State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason). If you have questions about this commentary, please contact Rep. Cochran’s office by calling (517) 373-0587.

In the age of Big Data, it has become much easier for all sorts of organizations, such as businesses, social media websites, and government, to collect large amounts of information about consumers. Sometimes such data collection can raise concerns about the privacy of American citizens....

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

LANSING — State Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) announced today his upcoming legislation to regulate the use of license plate readers (LPRs) by police in Michigan. The announcement comes in the wake of concerns over personal privacy and revelations of federal domestic spying programs.

“The constitution demands a certain level of privacy for all people, but it is our responsibility to remain diligent in enforcing this right. Broad stroke electronic monitoring methods such as license...