<![CDATA[Rep. Jim Townsends' Site Feed]]> http://026.housedems.com <![CDATA[Rep. Jim Townsend Speaks on the Detroit Grand Bargain]]> http://026.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-jim-townsend-speaks-on-the-detroit-grand-bargain
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<p>Rep. Jim Townsend rises in support of the Detroit Grand Bargain package of legislation. Rep. Townsend gives his appreciation to the collaboration witnessed in the bi-partisan process, and believes that it sets a precedent in supporting struggling communities and retirees.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Jim Townsend Speaks Against DIA Grand Bargain Bill]]> http://026.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-jim-townsend-speaks-against-dia-grand-bargain-bill
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<p>Rep. Jim Townsend expresses his concerns with HB 5571. The bill prohibits the renewal of the Detroit Institute of Arts operating millage.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Townsend offers Mass Transit Amendment]]> http://026.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-townsend-offers-mass-transit-amendment
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<p>Rep. Jim Townsend offers and Amendment to invest in mass transit and look towards the future of transportation. Not just a one time fix.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Jim Townsend Amendment to Ensure Road Maintenance]]> http://026.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-jim-townsend-amendment-to-ensure-road-maintenance
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<p>Rep. Jim Townsend offers an amendment to ensure that funding is used for preservation and maintenance. Not expansion and capacity.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Jim Townsend Amendment to Dedicate Funds to Road Preservation]]> http://026.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-jim-townsend-amendment-to-dedicate-funds-to-road-preservation
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<p>Rep. Jim Townsend offers an amendment to invest in repairing Michigan&#8217;s infrastructure. The amendment ensures that funds are only dedicated to preservation of our roads. Not capacity and expansion.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Jim Townsend attempts to Reduce Gun Violence]]> http://026.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-jim-townsend-attempts-to-reduce-gun-violence
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<p>Rep. Jim Townsend offers an amendment to HB 4155 reducing gun violence in Michigan.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Jim Townsend Offers Amendments Protecting our First Amendment Rights ]]> http://026.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-jim-townsend-offers-amendments-protecting-our-first-amendment-rights
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<p>Rep. Jim Townsend offers 3 different amendments to protect citizens First Amendment Constitutional Rights. HB 4643 allows an employer to seek injunctive relief is the employer is subjected to illegal picketing activity.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Jim Townsend Opposes HB 4642]]> http://026.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-jim-townsend-opposes-hb-4642
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<p>Rep. Jim Townsend speaks in opposition to the Final Passage of HB 4642. The bill removes language that prohibits advertisements for strikebreakers that do not mention an ongoing strike.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Jim Townsend Amendment on HB 4350]]> http://026.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-jim-townsend-amendment-on-hb-4350
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<p>Rep. Jim Townsend offers an amendment to HB 4350 tie barring it to HB 4774 closing the loophole for firearm background checks.</p>
<![CDATA[Reps. Townsend, Switalski, Zemke and Lipton Unveil Republican Tax-O-Meter]]> http://026.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/reps-townsend-switalski-zemke-and-lipton-unveil-republican-tax-o-meter
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<p>State Representatives Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak), Jon M. Switalski (D-Warren), Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) and Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) today announced the Republican Tax-O-Meter, a virtual display of by-the-second tax shifts in Michigan. These tax shifts are taking away money from the average citizen and giving it to wealthy CEOs and corporations. Gov. Rick Snyder and Legislative Republicans have increased Michiganâs middle-class familiesâ tax burden by $4,320,822 a day â or $50 every second. Because of this, the House Democrats are focused on restoring tax credits and deductions to middle-class families and repealing taxes on retirees.</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.mitax-o-meter.com" title="Tax-O-Meter">www.mitax-o-meter.com</a> for more information.</p>