Geiss introduces resolution to promote Black Maternal Health Week

// on April 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 April 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 April 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 March 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

Geiss joins colleagues to reintroduce sexual assault prevention bills

// on March 15, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) has issued the following statement on a bipartisan package of legislation that’s been introduced in both the state House and Senate to combat sexual assault in Michigan, especially at our state’s educational institutions. “This legislation sends a critical message to… Read More

Sen. Geiss praises governor’s funding for debt-free college

// on March 5, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) has issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal, which includes funding for the MI Opportunity and Michigan Reconnect programs to help ease the cost of post-secondary education. “I applaud Gov. Whitmer for creating a… Read More

House, Senate Dems Back Gun Safety Legislation to Protect Communities

// on February 28, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — A coalition of Michigan House and Senate Democrats announced legislation at a press conference today that would create extreme risk protection orders, or ERPOs, as a critical first step toward curbing gun violence in the state. House Bills 4283-4285 and Senate Bills… Read More

Lawmakers tour Woodhaven High School to get first-hand look at educational opportunities

// on February 27, 2019 / Article

For the first time in at least the nine years that Matthew Czakjowski has been the principal at Woodhaven High School, no government official has visited the school to take a look at what it has to offer its students. That changed Friday. Lt. Gov. Read More

Political nonprofit group brings leadership workshop to Dearborn

// on February 25, 2019 / Article

The nonprofit organization New American Leaders will host its “Ready to Lead” workshop at the Arab American Museum in Dearborn Friday through Sunday. The program assists first- and second-generation Americans who are interested in running for local or national office, according to a news release. Read More

Sen. Geiss on Senate vote against Whitmer environmental executive order

// on February 14, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Erika Geiss (D–Taylor) today released the following statement after the Michigan Senate voted along party lines to approve House Concurrent Resolution 1 without amendment, striking down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-02, that would restructure the… Read More

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