LANSING- Sen. Glenn Anderson voted against an unexpected budget amendment today that would cut funding for public safety services. After months of careful study, the Appropriations Committee came to a bipartisan agreement to increase State Police funding by 5%. However, Senate Republicans introduced a last-minute substitution to the budget to cut funding for public safety by over $7 million, which amounts to roughly 63 state troopers.
LANSING--State Senator Glenn S. Anderson (D-Westland) today praised the kick-off of Governor Jennifer M. Granholms No Worker Left Behind (NWLB) effort, a worker development program that emphasizes linking training to existing jobs. In April, Anderson passed an amendment to the Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) budget that made possible funding for many of the displaced worker programs included in NWLB.
LANSING - State Senator Glenn S. Anderson (D-Westland) tday introduced a resolution that would amend the state constitution and reform the way our state redistricts and apportions congressional and legislative districts. The resolution seeks to restore confidence in the redistricting and apportionment process by removing the power to draw district lines from the partisan legislature and placing it with an Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC).