News From Rep. Wittenberg

Friday, February 2, 2018

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Bishop Ira Combs to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Combs has a history of opposing LGBT equality measures, such as city of Jackson’s non-discrimination ordinance, and joined a lawsuit that attempted to stop same-sex marriage in Michigan. In response, House Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) issued the following statement: 

 

“On many occasions, Gov. Rick Snyder has called for Michigan to be a welcoming state for...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
LANSING — House Bill 5504, introduced today by state Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods), heralds a change to an archaic 1949 law encouraging drivers to toot a horn or give another audible sign when they overtake another vehicle on a road or highway. These days, that law is routinely ignored in favor of visual signs such as turn signals, while honking has become a sign of alarm or irritation, which is why Wittenberg said...
Monday, January 29, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods) introduced a resolution today to recognize the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 3 as Curling Week in the state of Michigan. Curling has a long history in the state of Michigan, as Michigan was home to the nation’s first curling club.

To continue the tradition of curling in our state, the Detroit Curling Club, along with the United States Curling Association, will be hosting the Junior National Curling...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his final State of the State address this evening. In response, state Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods) issued the following statement:

 

“Gov. Rick Snyder’s final State of the State address was less of a victory lap than it was a reminder of missed opportunities. Rather than prosperity, working families struggled to make ends meet from one paycheck to the next. Rather than improving our schools, we saw school...

State Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods) attends the 2018 State of the State address at the Michigan State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, with his brother Jamie Wittenberg, the 44th District Court Judge in Royal Oak
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo), members of the Michigan Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, have introduced legislation to institute stronger gun safety regulations in Michigan and calling on Congress to lift a ban on research related to gun violence at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The bills, House Bills 5369-5371, wouldn’t interfere with the Second Amendment right to lawfully own a firearm, but would help ensure...

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