AAUW presents 2019 scholarship awards

// on Thu, Jun 13 2019 / Article

Local recipients of American Association of University Women Wyandotte-Downriver Branch scholarships for 2019 were provided with a special opportunity to meet U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell and State Senator Erika Geiss at the combined 28th AAUW Woman of the Year recognition and scholarship presentations celebration on… Read More


Local school districts awarded safety grants

// on Wed, May 29 2019 / Article

Students in the several local districts will be a bit safer thanks to the Michigan State Police. Troopers won’t be patrolling the school hallways or checking visitors at the doors, however. The new safety measures will be funded at district schools by financial grants from… Read More


Whitmer lends support to equal pay legislation

// on Thu, May 23 2019 / Article

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rallied supporters at an equal pay day event Wednesday, saying legislation must pass that bars private companies from asking women about prior salary. The move would enshrine one of the governor’s first executive directives that stops state departments from asking about pay history at… Read More


Geiss Continues the Fight for Pay Equity

// on Wed, May 22 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D–Taylor) has introduced legislation to end the pay gap in Michigan. The bill is part of a larger package of 12 bills in the House and Senate that have been introduced by legislative Democrats to ensure pay equity in Michigan. Sen. Geiss’s… Read More


Geiss on Senate fast-tracking passage of auto insurance legislation

// on Tue, May 7 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Minority Vice Chair of the Senate Insurance and Banking Committee, has issued the following statement after the Michigan Senate passed Senate Bill 1 today, which dramatically changes Michigan’s auto insurance system. The proposed plan would end the state’s requirement that policies… Read More


Geiss applauds Governor’s directive to protect consumers

// on Thu, May 2 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Democratic Vice Chair of the Insurance & Banking Committee, has released the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s directive that the state Department of Insurance and Financial Services examine both the use of non-driving factors to set rates,… Read More


Geiss introduces resolution to promote Black Maternal Health Week

// on Thu, Apr 11 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) has introduced a resolution for Michigan to recognize April 11-17, 2019, as Black Maternal Health Week. Black Maternal Health Week is a part of the National Minority Health Month which takes place in April annually. Black mothers in the United States… Read More


Geiss Introduces Legislation to Protect Taxpayers from Bad Return Preparers

// on Thu, Apr 11 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D–Taylor) today introduced the Taxpayer Protection Act to help protect Michigan taxpayers and their tax returns by giving the Michigan Department of Treasury the resources to identify and stop bad tax preparers. “The vast majority of paid tax preparers work diligently to… Read More


Geiss applauds safety grants to area schools

// on Tue, Apr 2 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) today applauded an investment by the Michigan State Police into schools within her district as part of the MSP’s 2019 Competitive School Safety Grant Program. The program improves the safety and security of students, staff and school buildings by purchasing technology… Read More


Sen. Geiss on MCCA fee increase and Gov. Whitmer’s audit request

// on Thu, Mar 28 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), minority vice chair of the Senate Insurance and Banking Committee and the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has issued the following statement after the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) announced a rate increase from $192 to $220, which sparked… Read More

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