Senator Steve Bieda

Macomb County: Center Line, Eastpointe, Fraser, Lake Township, St Clair Shores, Warren

Legislative Democrats Call for Action on Candidate Financial Disclosure Bill

Friday July 25, 2014

Lansing – Michigan House and Senate Democrats called on the Legislature today to take up legislation that would require candidates for elective office and state and local officials to file...

Senate Democrats Vote Against Harmful Republican General Omnibus Budget

Thursday June 12, 2014

LANSING—Michigan Senate Democrats stood strong in voting against House Bill 5313 today, the Republicans’ General Omnibus Budget that funds—or in many cases, cuts—all of the state departments that Michigan citizens depend on.

Senators Bieda and Jones' bipartisan legislation on Cyber Revenge passes Senate

Wednesday June 4, 2014

LANSING – Sens. Steve Bieda and Rick Jones’ bipartisan legislation, Senate Bills 924 and 925, to criminalize “cyber revenge” was approved Monday by the Michigan Senate. Cyber revenge is the...

Senate Democrats Blast Election Year Gimmicks by Republicans

Wednesday January 29, 2014

Senate Democrats chided a Republican proposal for a small scale income tax rollback that passed out of committee today as nothing more than a political stunt in an election year. Democrats note that Republican tax changes such as the Pension Tax and reduction of the Homestead Property Tax Credit have a much higher negative impact on taxpayers. The minor income tax change introduced by Republicans equates to 35 cents per day for the average Michigan family.

Senate Democrats Criticize Snyder's Empty Promises, Call for Real Action on Education and Job Creation

Thursday January 16, 2014

The Michigan Senate Democrats called for real action on the pressing issues facing Michigan tonight following Governor Snyder’s annual self-aggrandizing State of the State speech.

Whitmer Blasts Republicans' Move to Increase Special Interest, Big Donor Influence in State Politics

Thursday November 14, 2013

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer voted in opposition to Senate Bill 661, Republican sponsored legislation to double the amount of money allowed for individual campaign donations that was discharged from committee and passed by the full Senate today. In seeking to keep political power in the hands of the people and not the wealthy, Whitmer also offered an amendment that would actually cut the current cap for campaign contributions in half.

Why is Medicaid expansion important?

Friday June 28, 2013

Expanding Medicaid in Michigan would extend health care coverage to Michigan residents who are under 133% of the federal poverty level. In total, 320,000 Michiganders would be covered in the first year of the expansion, and an estimated 470,000 would be covered by 2021. Michigan’s uninsured population will drop by approximately 46% if the expansion is enacted.

Senate Democrats Call on Republicans to Hold Vote on Medicaid Expansion on July 3rd

Monday June 24, 2013

LANSING – Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer announced today that the entire Senate Democratic caucus will be in the Capitol on July 3rd and ready to vote on Medicaid expansion. Senate Republicans said last week they did not see a need to convene the full Senate again until late August despite failing to pass this critically important legislation last week. Whitmer said that the Department of Community Health officials made it clear that it was absolutely necessary to pass Medicaid expansion immediately if there’s any hope of getting the program in place in time.

Senate Democrats Slam Republicans' Continued Failures to Invest in Michigan

Thursday May 2, 2013

Lansing – The Michigan Senate Democrats today slammed the budgets being passed by their Republican colleagues over the past week for continuing their ongoing trend of favoring corporations at the expense of investing in Michigan's schools, communities and working families.

Bieda Antifreeze Bill Passes Senate with Bipartisan Support

Wednesday May 1, 2013

Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren) hailed passage of his legislation by the State Senate today that would require a bittering agent be added to antifreeze. The measure is aimed at preventing children and animals from ingesting lethal doses of the liquid which often has a sweet taste that is appealing to pets and children.

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