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...

December 18, 2012

House Dems Agree with Veto of Law Allowing Concealed Guns in Schools

Democrats call for policies that improve schools, mental health services

LANSING - Members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus agree with Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision today to veto Senate Bill 59, which would have allowed concealed weapons to be carried...

June 12, 2012

Statement from Rep. Jim Townsend on restoring local control over firework sales

“Today, I offered an amendment to a bill concerning the new fireworks law that would have strengthened the ability of local governments to determine where fireworks are sold. Under current...

June 12, 2012

Representatives Townsend, Ananich Welcome Work Share Agreement

Law avoids layoffs, allows blend of unemployment and reduced hours

LANSING - State Representatives Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) and Jim Ananich (D-Flint) said today they stand behind a proposal that will allow workers to collect unemployment while working reduced hours...

April 26, 2012

Townsend Cheers Bill Giving Tax Relief to More Homeowners

Bill grants Homestead Tax Credit to people who buy homes after May 1

LANSING - State Representative Jim Townsend (Royal Oak) today welcomed the Michigan House of Representative’s passage of a bill that will make the Michigan Homestead Tax Exemption on property taxes...

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