Monday, September 11, 2017

DETROIT — State Reps. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) and Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), along with the other members of the House CARES Task Force, heard testimony from health care professionals, law enforcement, patient advocates and members of the public during their meeting today at the Team Wellness Center in Detroit. Today’s meeting was the fifth for the task force.

“I’m very glad the task force came here to Detroit. Urban communities like ours have been dealing...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) voted no today on House Bill 4323, a budget bill that provides Fiscal Year 2018 funding for all state governmental functions, except education. The bill passed the House and now is awaiting approval in the Senate before heading to the governor’s desk for his signature.

“We had multiple opportunities for bipartisan cooperation, yet once again, what passed the House today fell significantly short of what the state...

Friday, June 16, 2017

“I am absolutely disgusted that House Bill 4647 made its way out of our chamber yesterday, given how completely irresponsible it is fiscally and morally. This legislation will severely hamper our ability to attract and retain talented, dedicated teachers — the backbone of any public school system. Without a well-educated student body we jeopardize our ability to produce a well-equipped workforce in the future. We rank 35th in the nation for school performance, but it...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

LANSING — House Democrats offered a host of amendments to House GOP budgets this evening to repair Michigan’s roads, support public safety, restore cuts to important programs for Michigan’s seniors, provide a quality education for Michigan’s children and to protect our Great Lakes. Resorting to procedural moves that fly in the face of the Michigan Constitution, the House GOP pushed its budget through anyway.

 “I have just one question for Republican leaders of this chamber:...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Despite our best efforts to fight for the people of Michigan, my House Democratic colleagues and I are extremely disappointed in the budgets that have passed out of the House Appropriations Committee. Drastic funding cuts are being made across the board to desperately needed services, so House Republicans have room to give massive tax breaks to their wealthy friends. We all know that Michigan families are in desperate need of tax relief, but this is...

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