Volunteer to help Habitat for Humanity Day with Rep. Gary Peters - August 22

Please join Congressman Gary Peters and other 9th Congressional District Democrats on Saturday, August 22nd from 8:00am to 12:00pm or from 12:00pm to 4pm (two shifts) for the Habitat for Humanity Day.

Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Judge Sonia Sotomayor

By Sen. Carl Levin
August 6, 2009

This week the Senate is being called upon to do its Constitutional duty and consider a nomination to the Supreme Court. Positions on the Supreme Court are hugely significant given their lifetime tenures and the impact of the Court's decisions on the lives of all Americans. Our votes on Supreme Court nominees are among the most significant that we cast.

Five Facts About the Anti-Reform Mobs

There's been a lot of media coverage about organized mobs intimidating lawmakers, disrupting town halls, and silencing real discussion about the need for real health insurance reform.

The truth is, it's a sham. These "grassroots protests" are being organized and largely paid for by Washington special interests and insurance companies who are desperate to block reform. They're trying to use lies and fear to break the President and his agenda for change.

Film Credits Letter from Co-President and Producer of Michigan-based Deep Blue Pictures

From Sen. Gilda Z. Jacobs
July 29, 2009

On Tuesday of this week [July 28, 2009], I received this letter in support of Michigan’s film credits from Eddie Rubin, Co-President and Producer of the Michigan-based film production company Deep Blue Pictures. Mr. Rubin copied me on the letter to Senator Cassis because I am the Minority Vice-Chair of Finance, the committee that considers tax incentive legislation.

I found Mr. Rubin’s letter so compelling that I wanted to share it with you. There has been a great deal of discussion by legislators in the press recently about Michigan’s film credits. Mr. Rubin’s letter is an explanation of how those film credits actually work in his company to create jobs and more film business in Michigan.

Bringing Green Jobs to Michigan

By Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton
July 30, 2009

Re-Energize Michigan

A coalition of Oakland County legislators, business leaders and clean energy advocates on Monday announced a plan to catapult Michigan forward in alternative energy and make the state a magnet for clean, renewable energy jobs. The plan builds on legislation passed last year and further positions Michigan to meet a growing demand for clean energy workers by offering powerful incentives for renewable energy development and manufacturing, energy efficiency and alternative energy production.

Budgets, Cut Backs, and Picnics

By Phil O'Dwyer, Chair
July 19, 2009

"Midsummer nights dreams" are turning into nightmares - even Shakespeare would be unhappy. Elected officials at every level of government are disturbed by the nightmare of budget management. "What would you cut?" is a constant refrain; "which services can we reduce or eliminate?" and "how do we respond when Lansing solves part of its problems by making those problems ours?" -- these weigh heavily on our minds in these difficult times.

Update from Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton, July 2009

By Ellen Cogen Lipton, State Representative
July 16, 2009

Welcome to my online newsletter. As your State Representative, I am here to work on your behalf in Lansing and our community. I hope this e-newsletter will be a helpful tool to let you know what I am working on and keep you informed on the important issues coming up at the Capitol.

Repower Michigan Meeting - July 16, 7:30pm

Come learn about the status of the federal energy legislation and find out what WE can do in the coming months to make sure we move Michigan and the world away from dirty energy and toward reduced emissions, energy security, and a new green economy.

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm