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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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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