Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D – Taylor) today submitted for introduction two bills, with the support of his Senate Democratic colleagues, that would repeal so-called “Right to Work” legislation. The legislation, enacted in December's Lame Duck session, was not allowed a public hearing, and has been met with strong opposition from many of Michigan's citizens
Senator Vincent Gregory (D- Southfield) and Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren) strongly rebuked the Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of legislation today that would claim to exempt Michigan-made guns from all federal laws in the state of Michigan. The legislation was essentially the first order of business for the Michigan Senate at the start of the new legislative session.
Senate Democrats called out Governor Snyder for once again delivering a State of the State address that focused on doing what's best for corporations rather than what's best for Michigan's families. Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer specifically called out the Governor for only mentioning education twice during his address, once in terms of expanding his bankrupt state school district and the other in terms of providing early childhood education to only a select group of our kids.
Analysis of Flawed Right to Work Legislation Shows Governor, Republican Legislators, Had Never Reviewed Language Prior to Signing it Into LawWednesday December 12, 2012
Lansing – Less than 24 hours after Governor Snyder signed his damaging “Right to Work” legislation into law, analysis shows that the flawed legislation may not even have the result the Governor claimed it would, raising serious questions about whether the Republican leadership even read the language of the bills before voting it through and signing it into law.
Lansing – Michigan Senate Democrats continued to voice their support of Michigan workers protesting at the Capitol today and decried the Michigan House of Representatives' passage of so-called Right to Work legislation. The Senate passed Senate Bill 116 and House Bill 4003 late last Thursday, and the bills were finalized and approved by the House today. These bills now go to Governor Snyder for his signature into law, a move that he has already publicly stated is a foregone conclusion.
Michigan Senate Democrats walk out in protest of Right to Work legislation pushed by Republican majority. Senator Whitmer is featured.
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton interviews Senator Gretchen Whitmer and Economist and Professor Robert Reich, regarding Right to Work legislation in Michigan.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder rose to power in 2010 cloaked in the veil of a moderate. He appealed to voters by saying he was going to be “laser focused” on the policies that grow Michigan’s economy rather than get mired in the politics that have kept us off that track for too long. He promised he understood what it would take to prop up the middle class despite being a millionaire himself. He said time and time again that he would run Michigan like a business and forge bipartisan coalitions to end politics as we know it.
Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer tells Michigan workers that the fight to stop Right to Work is far from over.
Lansing – Republican Senators delayed a potential vote on so-called “Right to Work” legislation today as hundreds of workers crowded the State Capitol and rallied against this latest and most egregious anti-worker effort being pushed through the Legislature. Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer applauded the workers for standing up and speaking out against the Republican agenda and encouraged them to maintain their efforts as the legislation could be brought up for a vote as early as tomorrow.