Legislative Democrats Call for Support on Veterans Employment Initiative

// on Mon, Feb 23 2015 / Press release

GRAND RAPIDS–Legislative Democrats called for support of bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced last week that would give small businesses a tax credit when they hire an unemployed veteran. The Hire MI Heroes Act, sponsored by Senator Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) in the Senate and Rep. Charles Smiley… Read More

Senate Democrats Comment on Governor’s Budget Presentation

// on Thu, Feb 12 2015 / Press release

LANSING—Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich and Democratic members of the Senate Appropriations Committee issued the following statements today in response to Governor Rick Snyder’s budget presentation. Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint): “Right now it looks like a lot of tax increases to fill… Read More

Senator Hertel Issues Statement On Governor’s Decision Not to Appeal Ruling on 300 Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan

// on Wed, Feb 4 2015 / Press release

Lansing – Senator Curtis Hertel (D-Lansing) issued the following statement after Governor Rick Snyder announced today that he would not appeal a federal court’s decision that the state must recognize the marriages of 300 same-sex couples who wed in Michigan nearly a year ago. Read More

Legislative Dems Say It’s Time to Invest in a Michigan that Works for Everyone

// on Tue, Jan 20 2015 / Press release

House, Senate Dems call for policies that won’t leave working families behind LANSING – After four years of Republican policies that have left Michigan with a budget deficit and consistently placed Michigan among the states with the worst unemployment rates, it’s time to invest in… Read More

Senate Democrats Announce Leadership Roles for Next Term

// on Wed, Nov 19 2014 / Press release

Gregory Selected for Top Dem on Appropriations LANSING – State Senate Democratic Leader-Elect Jim Ananich (D-Flint) announced appointments today for additional caucus roles next session. Senator Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) has been tapped to serve as the ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood… Read More

Senate Democrats Continue Fight for Women’s Health Care

// on Wed, Oct 22 2014 / Press release

New legislation introduced this week will allow exemptions to rape insurance law for rape, incest and medical emergencies Lansing – Michigan Senate Democrats continued their fight for fair reproductive health care for Michigan women this week, introducing legislation that would create exemptions to the state’s… Read More

Senate Democrats Oppose Republican Efforts to Trample Voting Rights

// on Wed, Aug 13 2014 / Press release

Senate Republicans continue to tamper with elections, hijack democratic process to push wolf hunting initiative Lansing – Michigan Senate Democrats attacked Senate Republicans’ passage of legislation today to prevent voters from having a say on wolf hunting this November. Exploiting the same legislative loophole they… Read More

Legislative Democrats Call for Action on Candidate Financial Disclosure Bill

// on Fri, Jul 25 2014 / Press release

Controversy over Terri Lynn Land’s personal and political finances underscores need to pass Senate Bill 168, House Bill 4469 Lansing – Michigan House and Senate Democrats called on the Legislature today to take up legislation that would require candidates for elective office and state and… Read More

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