March 1, 2012

Statement from Rep. Townsend on the Republicans' refusal to help the unemployed in Michigan

“Today, Michigan House Republicans again gave up a chance to show they care about more than 400,000 people in the state who are still unemployed. Republicans would rather let a...

February 23, 2012

Rep. Townsend Town Hall Helps Citizens Find Tax Answers

Event helped taxpayers understand Republican-imposed tax changes

MADISON HEIGHTS - State Representative Jim Townsend (Royal Oak) helped nearly 100 local residents find answers to tax questions at a town hall held Wednesday night at the Madison Heights...

February 17, 2012

Statement from Rep. Townsend on the Michigan House Republican's refusal to end political pay-to-play

“It was disturbing to watch House Republicans today refuse to end pay-to-play in government contracting while approving a bill that will give a private contractor access to lucrative state corrections...

February 9, 2012

Statement from Rep. Townsend on the governor's proposed budget

“The budget Gov. Rick Snyder proposed today doesn’t do nearly enough to make up for the harm caused by last year’s budget. Our kids are still struggling to learn in...

February 1, 2012

Townsend Earns Praise for Protecting Michigan Residents and Natural Resources

Clean Water Action applauds lawmaker's voting record on vital environmental issues

LANSING - State Representative Jim Townsend (Royal Oak) has earned a 100 percent voting record on Clean Water Action’s 2011-2012 House of Representatives Midterm Scorecard. Rep. Townsend was one of...

January 25, 2012

Townsend Plan Would Create Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority

Plan would coordinate transit services over four counties

LANSING - State Representative Jim Townsend (Royal Oak) today introduced a plan that would create the Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority, a 10-member board to coordinate transportation services in Wayne...

January 25, 2012

Rep. Townsend, Panelists Discuss Affordable Care Act With Residents

Town hall meeting provided residents with health care information

MADISON HEIGHTS - State Representative Jim Townsend (Royal Oak) and Michigan citizens groups including Know Your Care Michigan held a town hall meeting on Monday, Jan. 23 to educate Michigan...

December 15, 2011

Statement from State Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) on his no vote on Senate Bill 618 which lifts the cap on the number of charter schools allowed in Michigan:

“The evidence of numerous peer reviewed studies is unambiguous - charter schools in Michigan do not perform better than community-governed public schools and, in fact, are heavily represented among the...

December 13, 2011

Statement from State Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) on committee action on bills making it more difficult to collect Unemployment Insurance:

“Today the House Commerce Committee reported out bills that will make it harder for unemployed workers to collect unemployment benefits. This comes after Michigan has already cut the number of...

November 1, 2011

Statement from State Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) on the Republican "No" Vote on Allowing a Second Medical Opinion for Injured Workers

“House Bill 5002 will make it harder for injured workers to get the best possible treatment so that they can quickly return to their jobs. The amendment that I offered...

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