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October 2, 2014

Rep. Townsend Introduces Bill to Ban Freeway Expansion 'Boondoggle'

Legislation bans spending to add lanes on two freeways

LANSING — State Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) introduced legislation on Wednesday that bans the use of federal or state dollars on proposed expansions of Interstate 75 and I-94 in...

August 27, 2014

Rep. Townsend: Resources Available for Flood Cleanup

Dear Neighbors, Like many of you, I was shocked to see the level of devastation our communities were hit with following the historic storm of Aug. 11. Now, two weeks...

June 17, 2014

House Dems Invite Republicans Back to Lansing to Find Road Fix Solution

House Dem Leader Greimel, Rep. Townsend prioritize road fix over vacation

LANSING – After walking off the job to take a three-month vacation last week, House Republicans are being invited to return to the state Capitol to finish the task of...

June 12, 2014

Rep. Jim Townsend's House Floor Speech on the 2014 School Omnibus Budget

“Mr. Speaker, I voted no on the conference report for HB 5314, legislation to provide appropriations for public education. I voted no on this conference report for the following reasons...

May 14, 2014

Rep. Townsend Testifies Before House Energy and Technology Committee

House Bills 5556, 5557 strengthen pipeline safety and accountability

LANSING –- State Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) provided testimony to the House Energy and Technology Committee today regarding House Bill 5556. The committee also took testimony on a companion...

April 4, 2014

Rep. Jim Townsend to Host Town Hall on Talent and Place

ROYAL OAK — State Representative Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss strategies for fostering talent, place and a high-wage economy in Michigan. The meeting...

April 4, 2014

Rep. Jim Townsend to Host Town Hall on Talent and Place

ROYAL OAK — State Representative Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss strategies for fostering talent, place and a high-wage economy in Michigan. The meeting...

February 19, 2014

Rep. Townsend on GOP Tax Plan: It's Insulting to Michigan's Families

Lawmaker says Republican tax plan does too little for Michigan families

LANSING — Democratic members of the House Tax Policy Committee offered a series of amendments to a tax rollback package sponsored by Republicans on Wednesday. The Republican package, which includes...

November 13, 2013

Democrats Fight to Undo Harmful Tax Increases

Republicans vote down amendments to tax credit bill

LANSING — State Representative Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills), Democratic vice chairwoman of the House Tax Policy Committee, and Reps. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) and Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe), members of the...

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