News From Rep. Sowerby

Friday, October 20, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. William Sowerby (D-Clinton Township), Andy Schor (D-Lansing) Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park), Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) and Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) announced the Better Outcomes in Literacy and Development plan to address Michigan’s ongoing literacy crisis at Lansing’s Education Child Care Center (EC3) today. The package of bills is a result of the literacy workgroup that Rep. Camilleri formed to address...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

LANSING — Legislation introduced today would take steps to make amends to the more than 44,000 people the state of Michigan wrongly accused of unemployment fraud, resulting in millions of dollars in fees, penalties and other financial and emotional damages to innocent Michigan families. In response, state Rep. Bill Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) issued the following statement: 

“I am glad that bipartisan bills have been introduced that will help ensure that the problems with false fraud...

Friday, August 18, 2017

YPSILANTI — State Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) hosted a coalition meeting yesterday with 10 legislators, nearly 50 senior advocacy groups, and many other interested statewide and local stakeholders to discuss the issue of affordable senior housing. State Reps. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) and William Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) were among those sitting on the coalition’s panel, and Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) spoke to the group about different methods for keeping housing costs down for senior citizens....

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Bill Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) was appointed as the Minority Vice-Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee. Sowerby will accept the appointment originally held by the late state Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette), who passed away in May and served as Vice-Chair with dedication for the last three years.

“I appreciate and thank House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) and Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) for allowing me to serve as Minority Vice-Chairman...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

LANSING — House Democrats voted to support and amend the supplemental budget bill, House Bill 4329, rejecting the Senate’s $5 million loan and instead again approving a $3 million grant for Macomb County to deal with repairs because of the December 2016 sinkhole.

Yesterday, the state Senate changed the original $3 million grant approved by the House to a $5 million loan in spite of objections by Republican and Democratic Macomb legislators. The bill passed...

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