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October 9, 2013

House Dems Demand Accountability from MEDC for Faulty Job Numbers

House Commerce Committee hears testimony from auditor general, MEDC

LANSING - Democratic members of the House Commerce Committee said today that the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) and its Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) must agree to strict accountability and...

September 24, 2013

House Dems: Audit Proves Republican Corporate Giveaways Fail to Create Jobs

MEDC grants and corporate income tax cuts fail to create promised jobs

LANSING – Mounting evidence proves Republican schemes to generate jobs in Michigan have failed. Even worse, Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration has lied about job creation numbers, according to an audit...

September 20, 2013

Rep. Townsend on Republican Tax Cuts for Corporations: It's Not Working

Jobless rate increases to 9 percent in August, has been rising since April

LANSING — Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) said that Michigan’s rising unemployment rate demonstrates that the massive corporate tax breaks created by Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative Republicans are failing...

September 19, 2013

Rep. Townsend on Republican Tax Cuts for Corporations: It's Not Working

Jobless rate increases to 9 percent in August, has been rising since April

LANSING — Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) said that Michigan’s rising unemployment rate demonstrates that the massive corporate tax breaks created by Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative Republicans are failing...

September 12, 2013

Rep. Townsend Hosts Firefighter at State Capitol for Sept. 11 Ceremony

Annual 9/11 event honors first responders, military personnel

LANSING — Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) hosted Cary Thompson, a firefighter with the Royal Oak Fire Department, at a ceremony at the state Capitol yesterday commemorating the terrorist attacks...

September 11, 2013

Reps. Townsend, Haugh and LaVoy Protect Michigan Small Businesses

Proposal would treat online-only, traditional businesses equally

LANSING — State Reps. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak), Harold L. Haugh (D-Roseville) and Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) voted to advance a bill today that would restore fairness between brick-and-mortar stores and...

July 11, 2013

Reps. Barnett, Townsend, Lipton Introduce Fracking Legislation

Lawmakers fight for transparency, public health with package of bills

FARMINGTON HILLS — State Representatives Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills), Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) and Ellen Cogen Lipton (D- Huntington Woods) announced at a press conference today the introduction of eight...

June 19, 2013

Statement from Rep. Jim Townsend on the signing into law of legislation that protects voter-approved millages from misappropriation

“I am pleased that Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has signed into law House Bill 4459, a bill I sponsored that protects millages for the Detroit Institute of Arts and Detroit...

May 28, 2013

Statement from state Representative Jim Townsend on his opposition to the School Aid Fund budget:

“I voted against House Bill 4228, the omnibus K-12 and higher education budget bill today because this legislation is not a serious attempt to reverse the massive cuts in public...

May 16, 2013

Rep. Jim Townsend to Host Education Town Hall

ROYAL OAK - State Representative Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss education in the state of Michigan, how the new budget will impact schools...

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