A 10-bill package taking aim at the state’s “pay or stay” cash bail system could be picking up momentum a few months after dying in the Michigan House. The bills seek to stop counties from keeping low-income, low-risk offenders in jail because of an inability… Read More
41 percent of county jail inmates held because they can’t post bail LANSING — Today, state Reps. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) and Tommy Brann (R-Wyoming) along with state Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) held a press conference to announce the introduction of a legislative package to reform Michigan’s broken cash bail… Read More
A bill before the Legislature would expand the state income tax credit for low-wage-earning workers. The credit was reduced while Governor Rick Snyder was in office and Republicans controlled the Legislature. Democratic state Senator Jeff Irwin says it’s time to increase the credit. “People have… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jeff Irwin (D–Ann Arbor) today introduced a bill that would provide thousands of low-income Michigan workers with more refund money when they file their taxes. Senate Bill 107 would increase the percentage of the federal earned income tax credit (EITC) that… Read More
Two Ann Arbor lawmakers who’ve been concerned about the Gelman plume for years and have been lobbying for more action to address it are announcing new pollution cleanup legislation this week. House Democratic Floor Leader Yousef Rabhi and state Sen. Jeff Irwin, both Ann Arbor… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jeff Irwin (D–Ann Arbor) 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 Michigan… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jeff Irwin (D–Ann Arbor) today released the following statement after the Michigan Senate Oversight Committee, on which he is the sole Democratic member, voted along party lines to send House Concurrent Resolution 1 to the full Michigan Senate. The resolution disapproves… Read More
LANSING, Mich. – State Sen. Jeff Irwin (D–Ann Arbor) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, during which she spoke about creating a fair economy, increasing access to clean drinking water and fixing the state’s public schools. “It… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jeff Irwin (D–Ann Arbor) today released the following statement after the Michigan Senate Oversight Committee, on which he is the sole Democratic member, heard testimony from those opposed to Gov. Whitmer’s recent executive order that calls for reorganizing the Michigan… Read More
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Sen. Jeff Irwin (D–Ann Arbor) invites members of the community to join him for coffee and conversation regarding state and local issues of concern. The legislator will host coffee hours on Saturday, Feb. 16th from from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in… Read More
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