Democrats: Tax Day Spotlights Michigan’s Middle Class Squeeze

// on Wed, Apr 15 2015 / Press release

Republican tax shift making life harder on Michigan middle class and working families LANSING – Today Michigan Democrats marked Tax Day by taking aim at policies that are making it harder for people in Michigan to get into or stay in the middle class. Democrats… Read More

Senator Hertel Introduces Legislation to Inform Parents on School Immunization Rates

// on Thu, Mar 26 2015 / Press release

Recent outbreaks of measles and whooping cough underscore need for greater awareness LANSING – Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D – East Lansing) introduced legislation today that will require schools and state licensed daycares to post their immunization rates either online or in their building. Read More

Michigan Legislators Unveil Plan to Assist Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

// on Tue, Mar 24 2015 / Press release

Bipartisan package of bills focuses on addressing the barriers domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking survivors often face LANSING, MICHIGAN – Today members of the House and Senate introduced a bipartisan plan to empower and support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking as… Read More

House, Senate Dems Introduce Legislation Seeking Marriage Equality

// on Thu, Mar 19 2015 / Press release

Bills aim to make Michigan 38th state to recognize same-sex marriage LANSING – A group of Democratic state lawmakers introduced a package of bills today that would make Michigan the 38th state to recognize same-sex marriages. State Representative Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and state Senator… Read More

On Anniversary of “Rape Insurance” Law Taking Effect, State Legislators Introduce Bills to Make Women’s Health Care More Accessible

// on Fri, Mar 13 2015 / Press release

LANSING – State Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) and State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-Lansing) have introduced legislation to repeal the dangerous “rape insurance” law, and to mandate that all health insurance companies that offer group and individual health care coverage must provide the option… Read More

Proposal 15-1

// on Thu, Mar 12 2015 / Press release

A proposal to amend the state constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7% to replace and supplement reduced revenue to the school aid fund and local units of government caused by the elimination of the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel… Read More

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

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