Protecting the Rights of Voters

Gretchen Whitmer
July 9, 2012

Friends –

Over the past 18 months, Governor Rick Snyder and the Republican legislature have passed more than 600 bills into law, one of the most aggressive legislative periods that Lansing has seen in years. It often seemed over that time that no matter how controversial a proposal has been, whether it was taking billions of dollars from our public schools, raising taxes on seniors or throwing people off of the unemployment line, the GOP has put their stamp of approval on every single one of them with barely a whisper of disagreement.

Last week, however, that unified front suffered one of its very first public blows when Governor Snyder vetoed the most controversial portions of a package of anti-voter legislation being pushed by Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger.

The Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act will:

Reflections this Independence Day

Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton
June 27, 2012

I love the Fourth of July. I always participate in parades alongside local and federal officials and spend my evening with family and friends. As I celebrate with fireworks, picnics and parades, I feel great pride for the United States and Michigan. This special holiday is a day on which I celebrate our nation's independence; it is also an opportunity to renew my commitment to work together with other state and national leaders to strengthen our nation’s security and prosperity.

Supreme Court Upholds President Obama's Health Care Reform!

Marcia Ham
June 28, 2012

More reason to celebrate this 4th of July!

Today the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act! To view the President's speech after the ruling and read more of the details about the act, click here.

4th of July Parade with Andy Meisner!

Jennifer Suidan
June 26, 2012

Andy Meisner is going to be walking in two parades on the Fourth of July!

The first one, the big one, is Clawson. The line up is at 8am at Clawson Center parking lot, at the southeast corner of 14 Mile and Crooks Road. Come join the fun to walk with Andy in the parade!

Date: 
Monday, June 4, 2012 - 8:00am

He would fire teachers, firemen, and policemen!

Democratic National Committee
June 18, 2012

Mitt Romney isn't even hiding it -- his policies will hurt Americans if he's elected.

Last week, Romney said that he would cut back on firemen, policemen, and teachers when he mocked the President's plan to create these critical jobs.

Coffee Hours with Senator Gregory and Representative Cogen Lipton

Michigan Senate
June 6, 2012

Senator Gregory and Representative Cogen Lipton Invite Local Residents to Coffee Hours to Discuss State Issues
Legislators will be available to discuss the status of the 2013 State Budget, the Senate’s passage of work-sharing legislation to help part-time workers and other community and State issues with area residents

Date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Senate Republicans Complete Worst Two-Year Budget Cycle in Recent History

Michigan Senate Democrats
June 5, 2012

Senate Republicans Complete Worst Two-Year Budget Cycle in Recent History
Senate’s passage of School Omnibus bill finalizes 2013 Budget, continues devastating cuts and betrayal of Michigan schools

Lansing –Senate Democrats’ staunch opposition to education cuts was again overridden by the Senate Republicans today as they passed House Bill 5372, the omnibus budget bill for School Aid, Higher Education and Community Colleges. The bill was the final piece to the 2013 Budget plan that completes legislative Republicans’ worst two-year budget cycle in recent history, cutting schools as much as $470 per pupil, stealing nearly $2 billion from the School Aid Fund, and reducing higher education funding by upwards of 15%.