News From Rep. Irwin

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LANSING — A three-bill package that will create prohibitive barriers to voting for those in vulnerable communities was voted out of the House today and now heads to the Senate. The legislation would institute a photo ID requirement at voting booths across the state.

“The ability to vote is not only a cornerstone of our democracy, it is one of our most constitutionally protected rights,” said state Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline). “Rather than enacting legislation...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

LANSING — Legislation that will make it more difficult for the elderly and those in low-income households to vote passed out of the House Elections Committee today, and is now headed to the House floor. House Bills 6066-6068 were introduced two days ago by committee chair, state Representative Lisa Lyons (R-Alto), and would institute a photo ID requirement at voting booths across the state.

“Voting is a fundamental right, and these bills blatantly target vulnerable...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) has announced that he is sponsoring three bills in a six-bill package of legislation to address threats to Michigan’s land, air and water as a result of fracking. Together, these bills address gaps in Michigan laws regarding the disposal of fracking waste and the leakage of methane at drilling sites.

Rep. Irwin’s bills in the package would:

  • Require oil and gas well operators to set up a system
  • ...
Thursday, September 22, 2016

LANSING — State Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) and state Representative Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) introduced resolutions yesterday and today to honor the life of Chad Carr. In September 2014, Chad Carr was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a fatal form of brain cancer affecting 200-400 school-aged children in the U.S each year. Chad succumbed to his illness on Nov. 23, 2015, at the age of five. He was five years old. Chad’s...