Thursday, August 20, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) said today that the Republican plan possibly taking $600 million dollars from funding that helps communities provide police and fire services and programs that benefit families and senior citizens is a non-starter.

“House Republicans haven’t said where this $600 million is coming from, but we already know that they usually target revenue sharing to cities and programs, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, that serve low-wage workers...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) said today that it’s good that the state is ending its prison food service contract with Aramark, but is disturbed by the clandestine manner in which the state signed with a new contractor without exploring other options, which could have included allowing state workers to again provide food services in state prisons

“Aramark never seemed to get a handle on their issues with employees and with keeping...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

“Today, I joined my Democratic colleagues and voted against House Bill 4609, which would repeal Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Once again, the majority party is going to the Michigan residents who have the least, to give the most when it comes to funding road maintenance and repair. Eliminating the EITC is unconscionable because it takes money away from low-income working families who work and still struggle to provide for themselves and their families....

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

LANSING – House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), state Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason), minority vice chairman of the House Committee on Insurance, House Insurance Committee member and Detroit Caucus Chair Rep. Brian Banks (D-Detroit), Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) and Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) said today that the Senate plan to cut auto insurance rates for Detroit drivers by severely limiting coverage available for accident victims is a bad deal for Detroit...

Friday, May 1, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) today said that he voted against the omnibus budget bill, House Bill 4102, earlier this week because it fails to invest in people and communities and will end up hurting Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens.

“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I was able to spend time looking over department budgets that make up the omnibus budget bill and talking with my colleagues about the priorities...

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