June 17, 2014

Segal Demands Republicans Come Back to Lansing to Approve Roads Plan

Republicans fail to find votes in their own caucus for a road fix

LANSING - State Representative Kate Segal (D-Battle Creek) said today that legislative Republicans need to quit holding Michiganders hostage to dangerous and crumbling roads and bridges, and call the Legislature back to Lansing to pass a plan to fix the roads.

“Every driver in Michigan can tell you just how bad our roads are with potholes that are nearly unavoidable,” said Segal. “Because the Republicans weren’t willing to lead and get the job done, we are in danger of not being able to fund significant repairs and maintenance in the next road construction season. I’m ready to head back to Lansing, but Democrats can’t do it alone because Republicans control the votes, so they need to be there too.”

The Republican majority in the House and Senate voted to adjourn last week after Senate Republicans failed to agree on a plan of their own, and also failed to support a House bipartisan plan that was a good start on repairing crumbling, dangerous roads. House Democrats voted against adjourning for the summer.

“Michiganders sent us to Lansing to find solutions to difficult problems and to take the tough votes that will help our state and improve their lives. House Democrats worked hard to find common ground and support a bipartisan plan which would have funded our roads and protected working families from unaffordable tax increases,” said Segal. “But last week, Senate Republicans inexplicably decided to ignore the fact that driving on some roads right now is like the bumper car rides at our summer fairs with motorists trying to both dodge potholes and other cars at the same time. I’m prepared to get back to work today and find a road funding solution that the Senate will accept. We need to get the Senate back to Lansing and work as long as it takes to pass a plan to fix our roads. Let’s get this job done.”


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June 4, 2014

Rep. Segal Legislation to Help MYCA Grads Signed Into Law

Representative's bill gives MYCA cadets a head start on a great future

May 29, 2014

Rep. Segal Invites Citizens to Join Her at June Coffee Hours

Lawmaker encourages public to share ideas, concerns in informal setting

May 21, 2014

Senate Passes Segal Legislation to Help MYCA Grads

Bill giving 16-year-old MYCA grads opportunities headed to governor

May 1, 2014

Rep. Segal Invites Citizens to May Coffee Hours

Lawmaker encourages public to share ideas, concerns in informal setting

 

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