April 16, 2012

Oakland Co. Dems Challenge New Taxes Middle Class, Seniors

House Dems call for action as families struggle with new taxes

FARMINGTON HILLS - State Representatives Vicki Barnett (Farmington Hills), Jim Townsend (Royal Oak), Rudy Hobbs (Southfield) and Tim Greimel (Auburn Hills) today at a press conference in Farmington Hills called...

March 19, 2012

Rep. Townsend Hosts Forum to Help Entrepreneurs

Event linked small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs to resources

ROYAL OAK - State Representative Jim Townsend (Royal Oak) held a forum on small businesses last week to connect entrepreneurs with small business resources and to inform them about proposed...

March 9, 2012

Rep. Townsend: SE Michigan Transportation Forum a First Step

Meeting discussed transportation challenges and solutions

ROMULUS - A forum on transportation attended by more than 60 state legislators and representatives of local transportation agencies, the governor’s office and the Michigan Department of Transportation was an...

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 22, 2012

House Dems Highlight Auto Industry's Progress

Dems introduce resolution on the heels of reported job growth, profits for Big Three

LANSING - The Michigan House Democratic Caucus today introduced a resolution in the Michigan House thanking the president and members of Congress for their support of the domestic auto industry...

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 2, 2012

Oakland County Representatives Unveil Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform Package

Bills call for greater transparency and accountability from lawmakers and state officers

LANSING - The Michigan House Democrats today introduced an ethics and campaign finance reform package to close the revolving door between the public and the private sectors and to provide...

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...

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