April 24, 2013

Statement from State Rep. Jim Townsend on his opposition to HB 4228, the School Omnibus Appropriations Bill, and HB 4328, the General Government Omnibus Appropriations Bill:

“I rise in opposition to both the omnibus school funding bill and the omnibus general budget appropriation bill because these proposals fly in the face of Michigan’s core values of...

April 3, 2013

Statement from State Rep. Jim Townsend on the need to replace leaking gas pipelines:

“The explosion caused by a leaking natural gas line on Feb. 27 that killed one man, destroyed one home and damaged 30 others in Royal Oak was a terrible tragedy...

March 20, 2013

Townsend Appointed to Democratic Vice Chair of Oversight Committee

Townsend adds new role, keeps seats on Tax Policy, other committees

LANSING — State Representative Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) received an appointment as the Democratic vice chairman of the House Oversight Committee last week. Townsend also serves on the House committees...

March 19, 2013

Rep. Townsend Helps Citizens Understand Tax Changes at Town Hall

Tax credits, deductions families relied on have been slashed or eliminated

MADISON HEIGHTS - State Representative Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) helped local residents understand new changes to Michigan’s income tax, including the reduction of the Homestead Property Tax Exemption Credit and...

March 14, 2013

Townsend Joins Bipartisan, Tri-County Effort to Protect DIA, Zoo Millages

Legislation prevents diversion of voter-approved millages to other purposes

LANSING — Democrats and Republicans from Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties joined together to introduce a package of legislation aimed at protecting the voter-approved millages for the Detroit Zoo and...

March 12, 2013

Rep. Jim Townsend to Host Town Hall on Tax Equity

MADISON HEIGHTS — State Representative Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss tax equity in the state of Michigan, and recent changes to the tax...

March 12, 2013

Townsend to Host Coffee Hours in March

Lawmaker invites residents to attend informal events in Madison Heights, Royal Oak

State Representative Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) is inviting residents to join him at his March coffee hours to enjoy a cup of coffee and share their ideas and concerns about...

February 28, 2013

Statement from Rep. Jim Townsend on the passage of SBs 61-62, which will convert Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan into a nonprofit mutual disability insurer:

“Today, I voted for Senate Bills 61 and 62 after much deliberation. These bills will bring in as much as $100 million in revenue to our state each year, and...

February 5, 2013

Reps. Barnett, Townsend: Save State $755 Million by Closing Tax Loophole

Ending offshore tax loophole could ease middle-class family tax burden

LANSING — State Representatives Vicki Barnett (Farmington Hills) and Jim Townsend (Royal Oak) said Tuesday that closing the offshore tax loophole wealthy individuals and big corporations use to dodge taxes...

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