News From Rep. Sowerby

Thursday, December 7, 2017

LANSING — Tonight, House Democrats voted to protect the earned health care benefits of Michigan’s retired first responders. Last week, hundreds of police officers and firefighters rallied against proposals which could have gutted health care for local heroes. Today, the recommendation of House Democrats to implement the reforms of the bipartisan Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force was accepted. While these benefits are now protected, communities in the state continue to struggle with...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators are considering efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Representative Bill Sowerby (D-Clinton Township)) issued the following response:

“Stripping the health benefits firefighters and police officers earned is absolutely wrong. What Lansing Republicans are considering is just another example of making it harder for people to have an adequate retirement. Even more, the possible legislation is unnecessary...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives voted down House Bill 5013, which would make sweeping changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. In response, state Rep. William Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) issued the following statement: 

“I voted no on House Bill 5013 because drivers deserve real rate relief and no-fault reforms, and this bill fails to achieve them. This bill failed because it offered a vague possibility of rate cuts if drivers agree to severe...

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...

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