It is unconscionable that the question to repeal the draconian Emergency Manager Law has still not been placed on the November ballot. The initiative has more than enough signatures from citizens around the state who know that this law is an over-reach and an affront to democracy.
LANSING — Senator Tupac A. Hunter (D-Detroit) issued the following statement today on his opposition to legislation to create a Detroit Lighting Authority. The Senate Republicans failed to gain enough support for legislation — House Bills 5688 and 5705 — to establish a Detroit Lighting Authority, and passed on the bills for the day before adjourning until July.
LANSING — Senator Tupac A. Hunter (D-Detroit) introduced new legislation today that would combat election fraud by charging anyone who aids or assists a person who provides false information to register as a candidate for elective office with perjury as well.
Senate Democrats sharply criticized the general omnibus budget passed by Republicans today for continuing their misplaced priorities that favor politics over progress for the people of Michigan.
LANSING”Senator Tupac A. Hunter (D-Detroit) introduced new legislation today that would protect taxpayer dollars by reforming the Wayne County Land Bank in Michigan. His bill will implement guidelines for the appointments to the Land Bank Authority, increase transparency and require reporting guidelines from the Executive Director to the Land Bank Authority, and reform the funding and property transfer process to ensure proper oversight and approval on such decisions.
LANSING”Senator Tupac A. Hunter (D-Detroit) joined Michigan economists, AT&T, Junior Achievement and Detroit area students at several events today to help kick off Money Smart Week. Senator Hunter attended a panel discussion with state financial experts and an award ceremony for the Money Smart Ambassador/Money Smart Kid Awards at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago this morning. He also joined representatives from AT&T at Westwood New Tech High School to present a $5,000 donation check to Junior Achievement for their JA Finance Park Program with the school.
LANSING”Senate Democratic Floor Leader Tupac A. Hunter (D-Detroit) issued the following statement today championing the Michigan Strategic Fund's recent approval of a $750,000 Michigan Community Revitalization Program incentive for the redevelopment of the historic Garden Theater in Detroit. The new project is expected to generate up to $12.3 million in new private investment and create up to 84 new full-time jobs.
Lieutenant Governor Signs Hunter Bill into Law to Ensure Insurance Coverage for Michigan Families with AutismWednesday April 18, 2012
LANSING”Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed into law today legislation to provide insurance coverage for autism treatment for more than 15,000 Michigan families including Senator Tupac A. Hunter's (D-Detroit) bill, Senate Bill 415. The Lieutenant Governor also signed Senate Bill 414, sponsored by Senator Mike Green (R-Mayville), and Senate Bill 981, sponsored by Senator Randy Richardville (R-Monroe), making Michigan the 30th state in the country to secure insurance coverage for autism treatment.
The Michigan Legislature passed legislation today to make providing insurance coverage for autism treatment law, including Senator Tupac A. Hunter's (D-Detroit) bill, Senate Bill 415. Senate Bill 414 sponsored by Senator Mike Green (R-Mayville) and Senate Bill 981 sponsored by Senator Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) were also passed by the House today. The bills will now be sent to Governor Rick Snyder for his signature into law.
Senate Democrats Take Governor, Legislature to Task over Ethical Failures, Political Fraud Behind Oakland County RedistrictingTuesday March 20, 2012
Lansing – Senate Democratic leaders Gretchen Whitmer and Tupac A. Hunter issued the following statement today regarding the release of over 200 pages of leaked documentation that reveal significant ethical and political breaches by Governor Snyder and Oakland County elected officials, both local and legislative. The documents substantiate Senate Democrats' claims of political gerrymandering and reveal that Republicans' motivation in passing legislation to redraw Oakland County Commission districts was overtly partisan and intentionally devious. The news calls into question the actions of leadership of both bodies, but also tarnishes the Governor's faĂ§ade of being outside the political establishment.