Thursday, January 3, 2013
Here's a look at initiatives spearheaded by legislator Sen. Morris Hood over the past year.
Sen. Morris Hood, who represents Dearborn, introduced two pieces of legislation in the state Senate in 2012. He also introduced two amendments during the year. Hood—whose district covers Dearborn, River Rouge and part of Detroit—is up for reelection in 2013. He has served District 3 for six years as senator. Here's a look at the bills and resolutions introduced by Sen. Hood in 2012, courtesy of MichiganVotes.org. Amendments Sen. Hood was absent for 113 of the Senate's 1,912 votes in 2012. Two senators—Republicans Joe Hune and Torry Rocca—had perfect voting records for the year.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Opponents of the bill are discussing ways to fight its passage, while a final vote is expected to come this week.
As Michigan’s right-to-work legislation heads back for a final vote on Tuesday, unions and legislative opponents of the law say that the battle is not over—even if there’s not much they can do to stop the bill from passing. The bills, separate versions of which were passed last week in the house and senate, are sitting through a five-day waiting period before they can be reconciled. Democratic Dearborn Sen. Morris Hood said that the expectation in Lansing is that the Senate-approved versions of the bills will go over to the house for approval on Tuesday. “At this point, (senators) don’t have a large course of action in which we can do besides continue to lobby on behalf of our contingent and still have a process before it goes to the house…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
State Sen. Morris Hood and Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus Information Services Director Mike Vatter gave a history of redistricting, plus answered questions about the process and changes for upcoming elections.
Though 2010 redistricting for the state of Michigan is over, questions about the process and the changes are still numerous–a fact that prompted the League of Women Voters of Dearborn/Dearborn Heights to host a forum on the subject on Monday. Held at Christ Episcopal Church, Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus Information Services Director Mike Vatter gave some history on redistricting, while state Sen. Morris Hood (D-Dearborn) discussed changes to his own district, and concerns on the process as a legislator. "We wanted to host a study session so we could learn about redistricting," explained LWVDDH President Mary Bugeia explained. "So the next time it comes up, we will have a declared position on it." Bugeia said they decided to open the …