<![CDATA[Rep. Sarah Robertss' Site Feed]]> http://018.housedems.com <![CDATA[House Democrats Announce Charter School Transparency Standards]]> http://018.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/house-democrats-announce-charter-school-transparency-standards
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<p>Today State Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), David Nathan (D-Detroit) and Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) announced legislation that would create transparency and accountability standards for charter schools, charter school authorizers and the for-profit educational management organizations that contract to run many charter schools.</p>
<![CDATA[Dems Intro Bills to Make Women’s Health Care More Accessible]]> http://018.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/dems-intro-bills-to-make-women-s-health-care-more-accessible
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<p>State Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) and state Representatives Pam Faris (D-Clio) and Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) are introducing legislation to mandate that all health insurance companies that offer group and individual health care coverage must provide the option to purchase abortion service coverage. In December 2013, House and Senate Republicans passed a law banning health insurance companies in Michigan from covering abortion services unless a separate health insurance rider is purchased. Currently, only seven of the 42 health insurers in the state offer such a policy, and those that do only offer it as an add-on to an employer-provided plan and not for individual plans.</p>
<![CDATA[House Democrats Announce Legislation Calling for Charter School Moratorium]]> http://018.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/house-democrats-announce-legislation-calling-for-charter-school-moratorium
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<p>At a press conference at the state Capitol today, state Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods), announced legislation to enact a moratorium on opening any more charter schools until legislation is passed to ensure that they are transparent, accountable and have strong governance standards. Reps. Roberts and Cogen Lipton were joined by Dr. Casandra Ulbrich, vice president of the State Board of Education.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Sarah Roberts Speaks Against Initiative Petition Denying Citizens Wolf Hunt Vote]]> http://018.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-sarah-roberts-speaks-against-initiative-petition-denying-citizens-wolf-hunt-vote
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<p>Rep. Sarah Roberts speaks against the Citizens&#8217; Initiative Petition which keeps intact the state&#8217;s power to allow wolf hunts, preventing Michiganders from voting on the issue.</p>
<![CDATA[Legislation Introduced to Repeal Controversial Abortion Law]]> http://018.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/legislation-introduced-to-repeal-controversial-abortion-law
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<p>State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) introduced bills today that would repeal a controversial law that forces women to buy additional health insurance coverage for necessary medical care during a miscarriage or abortion even in cases of rape and when the woman’s health is in jeopardy. The law restricting women’s access to vital health care was passed by Republicans in the Michigan Legislature in December 2013 and took effect in March. House Bill 5697 and Senate Bill 1010 would repeal that law.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Sarah Roberts Speaks Against DIA Grand Bargain Bill]]> http://018.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-sarah-roberts-speaks-against-dia-grand-bargain-bill
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<p>Rep. Sarah Roberts speaks against HB 5571. The bill prohibits the renewal of the Detroit Institute of Arts operating millage. Rep. Roberts expresses her concerns with the hypocritical policies set forth by Republican leadership regarding voter rights.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Sarah Roberts Introduces Oil and Gas Transparency Amendment]]> http://018.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-sarah-roberts-introduces-oil-and-gas-transparency-amendment
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<p>Rep. Sarah Roberts stands up for local governments and citizens. The amendment would allow the community, or individual the opportunity to request a public hearing for purposed fracking operations.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Sarah Roberts Amendment to Fund Recycling]]> http://018.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-sarah-roberts-amendment-to-fund-recycling
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<p>Rep. Sarah Roberts offers a budget amendment to increase recycling funding and bring Michigan in line with other Great Lakes States.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Sarah Roberts Amendment to add More Beds for Veterans]]> http://018.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-sarah-roberts-amendment-to-add-more-beds-for-veterans
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<p>Rep. Sarah Roberts offers an amendment to conduct a feasibility study for the need of more beds and capacity for Michigan Veterans Homes.</p>
<![CDATA[Rep. Sarah Roberts Offers Pay Equity Amendment]]> http://018.housedems.com/multimedia/videos/rep-sarah-roberts-offers-pay-equity-amendment
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<p>Rep. Sarah Roberts offers a budget amendment to convene a Pay Equity workgroup which will develop definitions of comparable wages, education, training, and working conditions.</p>