Bayer: Congress needs to fully fund disability education

// on Thu, Feb 13 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) today introduced a resolution that calls upon Congress to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Passed in 1997, IDEA allows children with disabilities the opportunity to receive a quality education and develop the necessary skills to participate… Read More


// on Tue, Feb 4 2020 / Newsletter

Dear Neighbors: My first year in office has been an exciting challenge with so many opportunities to make our community better. We have been working hard in Lansing to ensure we fight for the things that matter to people in Oakland County. Every letter, email… Read More

Bayer echoes Whitmer’s push for educational opportunities

// on Wed, Jan 29 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D–Beverly Hills) has issued the following statement on Gov. Whitmer’s State of the State address, in which she talked about her commitment to expanding educational opportunities for Michiganders:  “Michigan’s schools continue to decline and not because of teachers and students, but because the current system we have simply doesn’t… Read More

Bayer Invites Local Heroes to State of State

// on Wed, Jan 29 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) has invited two Senate District 12 local heroes to attend the governor’s annual State of the State address with her on Wednesday — Elizabeth Kelly, Executive Director of HOPE shelters, and Dr. Letha Hopkins-Powell, principal of Whitman Elementary School.  “I… Read More

Legislators Announce Bills to Expand Universal Background Checks

// on Wed, Dec 4 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sens. Rosemary Bayer (D–Beverly Hills), Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) and Jeremy Moss (D–Southfield), along with Reps.Robert Wittenberg (D–Huntington Woods), Brenda Carter (D–Pontiac) and Jon Hoadley (D–Kalamazoo) today announced a bill package to expand universal background checks for guns to cover all types of firearms. The universal background check bills would amend Michigan law — that currently… Read More

Legislators Announce Bills to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors

// on Wed, Oct 23 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) and Rep. Kara Hope (D-Holt), along with members of the state’s Progressive Women’s Caucus, today announced legislation that would help support domestic violence survivors as they try to flee abusive relationships and rebuild their lives.  “Michigan can be a… Read More

Legislators within Oakland County take a stand for K-12 funding

// on Fri, Sep 20 2019 / Press release

Votes reject budget proposal that fails to invest in Michigan classrooms  LANSING — Sens. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak), Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills), Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and Reps. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham), Kyra Bolden (D-Southfield) and Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods) today issued statements on their decision to vote no on the Republicans’ proposed K-12 budget — a proposal that failed to make the type… Read More

Sen. Bayer Stands in Solidarity with UAW Workers

// on Mon, Sep 16 2019 / Press release

LAKE ORION — Today, Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) stood with United Auto Workers striking at the Orion Assembly Plant in solidarity of their fight for a fair contract:  “I stand in full support of workers who are striking to secure fair wages, affordable health care and… Read More

Sen. Bayer Condemns Planned Anti-Muslim 9/11 Event at Local Church

// on Tue, Sep 10 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) today issued the following statement in response to a Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church planning a racially insensitive and ignorant “anti-Muslim” event titled, “9/11 forgotten? Is Michigan surrendering to Islam?”: “I am deeply distressed that an individual in… Read More

Bayer aims to help teachers with student loan forgiveness legislation

// on Tue, Jun 18 2019 / Press release

LANSING – Coinciding with the Michigan Education Association’s Red for Ed Rally, Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) today introduced the “Excellence in Education Act” to offer student loan forgiveness for eligible teachers who teach in at-risk schools.  Senate Bill 380 would offer yearly grants… Read More

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