News From Rep. Moss

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

“The School Aid Fund budget, House Bill 4115, was significantly improved in conference committee by increasing funding for at-risk students, restoring third-grade reading standards and increasing per-pupil funding— all Democratic priorities, which is why I voted to approve it.

“However, I voted against the General Fund budget, Senate Bill 133, for several reasons. The budget does nothing to curtail runaway tax credits for big corporations and takes a Band-Aid approach to road funding. It also...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence on Monday, June 1, formally introduced H.Res. 286 to highlight the need for more vocational education and apprenticeship programs in Michigan’s K-12 schools. The resolution urges federal support of educational opportunities for children who are not college-bound and who will need to earn a living wage and become part of an industry that allows for growth and upward mobility shortly after graduating from high school. Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) said he supports...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

“I voted against House Bill 4052, which prevents local units of government from enacting wage and labor protection laws. Local units of government know what works best to keep their local economies thriving. Southfield is a large and significant contributor to the state’s economy, and is home to over 9,000 businesses, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. We also have a local living wage ordinance and other labor protection laws that demonstrate that workers’...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

“I was proud today to co-sponsor a bill that will update Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include legal protections for Michigan’s LGBT citizens. Making Michigan an inclusive state welcoming to everyone isn’t just a matter of basic fairness, but it will also encourage corporations to grow jobs here and millennials to plant roots here.

“Local governments throughout our state get it. I introduced a similar human rights ordinance in Southfield when I served on...

Monday, April 27, 2015

LANSING – House Democrats held press conferences today demanding that a lavish $134 million expense on new offices for Michigan senators be stripped from the budget.  

“Democrats oppose the $134 million in posh new offices for Senators while our schools struggle, deficits continue, and our middle class continues to be squeezed,” said House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills). “We demand that Republican leadership in the House and Senate remove this expenditure immediately. They should...

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