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Senator Bert Johnson Denounces Passage of HB 4369

Thursday March 20, 2014

LANSING – Senator Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) today criticized the House of Representatives for passing House Bill 4369, which would codify into law and expand the deeply flawed Education Achievement Authority...

Senator Bert Johnson Announces Bills Creating Training Requirements for Private Security Guards

Tuesday February 18, 2014

Today Senator Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) announced new legislation in the Michigan Senate to establish training requirements for private security guards. The bills come in response to a slew of reported incidents involving guards at Cass Technical High School and Marquette Middle School in Detroit and the Northland Center mall in Southfield.

Michigan Democrats Question Governor's Election Year Motivations, Fuzzy Math in Budget Presentation

Tuesday February 4, 2014

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing), House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and other members of the Senate and House Democratic Caucuses joined today to expose the real impact of Snyder's budget proposals that have been built on school cuts and tax increases. Democrats also questioned the Governor's election year about-face and the motives behind many of the budget recommendations he is expected to make tomorrow.

Senator Bert Johnson Resolution Declares February 4th Cancer Prevention Day

Tuesday February 4, 2014

Today the Michigan Senate passed Senate Resolution 115, sponsored by State Senator Bert Johnson (D-Detroit), declaring Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 as Cancer Prevention Day. The resolution recognizes that cancer is a leading cause of death and that early detection and prevention leads to healthier lifestyles and lives saved.

Senate Dems Condemn Expansion of Failed Education Achievement Authority

Wednesday December 11, 2013

The Michigan Senate Democrats spoke out against legislation to expand the failed Education Achievement Authority (EAA) that passed the Senate today. The Education Achievement Authority was created to only operate 15 Detroit Public Schools that are among the lowest performing 5% of schools in Michigan, though legislation passed today allows for an unlimited number of schools to be taken over by the Authority. In addition to ongoing issues with poor test scores, truancy, violence and inadequate programming, it was recently reported by the Michigan Department of Education that the EAA lost 24% of its students after its first year in operations.

Senate Democrats Take Republicans to Task on Destructive December Agenda

Tuesday December 3, 2013

LANSING – Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) was joined by other members of the Senate Democratic Caucus today to address the ill-conceived agenda that the Republican majority is looking to expand on before the end of the year. Senate Democrats discussed the potential expansion of the failed Education Achievement Authority and an initiative to prohibit abortion coverage in health insurance policies unless women purchase an abortion rider in advance, which the Legislature has slated to move forward.

Senator Johnson Calls for Immediate Action Following Juvenile Lifer Ruling

Tuesday November 26, 2013

State Senator Bert Johnson praised the ruling of US District Court Judge John Corbett O'Meara requiring the state to act on retroactive parole hearings for prisoners serving life terms for crimes committed as minors.

Senator Johnson Stands with Revolution Flag Group and Suits for Soldiers in Efforts to Revitalize Hart Plaza

Thursday November 14, 2013

Senator Bert Johnson is joining with Revolution Flag Group of Grosse Pointe Woods and Suits for Soldiers in an endeavor to revitalize Hart Plaza by repairing flagpoles, hanging new American flags and installing new solar lights to illuminate the new homage to our country.

Senator Johnson Introduces Legislation to Establish Mackinac Island Fudge as State Sweet

Tuesday October 1, 2013

Today Senator Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) introduced a bill in the Michigan Senate to establish Mackinac Island Fudge as Michigan’s ‘state sweet’. In September, Sen. Johnson’s office received letters from Mrs. Kari Mannino’s social studies class at Defer Elementary in Grosse Pointe Park with suggestions for new state symbols.

Senator Johnson Released the Following Statement Regarding Federal Government Shutdown

Tuesday October 1, 2013

The last time the government shut down, in 1995, there was at least some semblance of a substantive disagreement between the House of Representatives and the President. This time there is no real disagreement. The Republican-led House of Representatives is not even pretending this is about spending. It is simply about Speaker John Boehner's inability to lead his caucus, instead allowing a rabid and nonsensical extremist wing of his party to feebly attempt to delay or destroy the Affordable Care Act.

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