News From Rep. Camilleri

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

LANSING — Today, the Michigan Legislature passed Senate Bills 748 and 750, a package to protect the state personal income tax exemption. In response, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) issued the following statement:

“The bills we voted on today were undeniably necessary. Due to a federal oversight in overhauling our country’s tax system, Michiganders would have been forced to pay more than $1 billion extra in income taxes next year. I am grateful that...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

LANSING — State Reps. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) and Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) spoke out today against the “Unashamed Identity Workshop” hosted by Metro City Church, with locations in Taylor and Riverview, and provided by FORGE Ministries for girls ages 12-16.

Zemke has introduced House Bill 5550 to prohibit mental health professionals from engaging in efforts to change the sexual orientation and gender identity of a minor. If passed, Michigan would join nine other states...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) introduced House Bill 5529 today to increase the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from 6 percent to 30 percent of the federal EITC. The EITC is a refundable tax credit that takes into account a family’s income, marital status and number of dependents.

“The earned income tax credit has been a successful tool for lifting families, and especially children, out of poverty and has helped working...

Friday, January 26, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) introduced legislation today as part of the “Teachers for Michigan” education plan — a 21st-century overhaul of the state’s K-12 schools — designed to prepare the best, attract the brightest and retain the finest Michigan educators. House and Senate Democrats held a press conference today to announce the bills.

“As a former teacher, I know how crucial it is for our students to have the best teachers...

Thursday, January 25, 2018

LANSING — Today, the Michigan House of Representatives passed House Bills 5420-5422, a package to protect the state personal income tax exemption and give seniors age 62 and older a $100 tax credit. In response, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) issued the following statement:

“As soon as it became clear that the recently passed federal tax legislation was going to cause major problems for Michigan taxpayers, I put forth a proposal to ensure that...

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