News From Rep. Schor

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

LANSING — Today, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), state Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and state Rep. Kimberly LaSata (R-Bainbridge Township) introduced a bipartisan, three-bill package that adds attempted assault to the section of law dealing with courtroom assault, and increases penalties for assault and attempted assault on courtroom personnel including law enforcement, judges, prosecutors and court reporters.

These bills are in response to a deadly courtroom assault in Berrien County, which left two...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

“It was recently announced that I will serve on the governor’s task force regarding municipal health care and retirement. This task force consists of business, labor and legislative members and is charged with looking at legacy costs paid by local governments, the origins of those costs, and what can be done to reduce those costs. This problem was created by a variety of factors, including reduced property values from the Great Recession and $7.5 billion...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

 LANSING — State Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) introduced House Bill 4207 today, which would direct existing revitalization dollars toward bringing grocery stores to downtowns and commercial corridors in urban areas. 

“Our downtowns and commercial corridors are attracting a variety of people —from young talent to seniors — back to these parts of our communities,” Rep. Schor said. “They expect walkability and amenities, but we are lacking in grocery stores to serve these people. HB 4207 would assist in bringing more grocery stores to...

Monday, February 6, 2017

“I have been appointed to the workgroup to look at long-term costs borne by our local governments. I have spent my time in the Legislature trying to solve problems in Michigan, and I am excited to be part of a group that will take this on. We need to understand the causes of these costs, and we need to be able to recommend appropriate solutions without harming our retirees or employees who have done so...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

"We need to ensure that our government is transparent and accessible to our citizens. I am proud to stand up for government transparency by co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation ensuring our policy makers provide important information to the public. We as leaders should not be afraid to share our decisions and the logic behind them with the citizens of our state and communities. I look forward to quick movement on this legislation and opening up our government to...

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