Bieda Files Bingo License Complaint with Michigan Lottery Bureau Against Democratic Club

“The Philip A. Hart Democratic Club has made a mockery of the Act by using funds derived from bingo games to finance blatantly political advertising. The club has also made a mockery of the good name of Senator Philip Hart, who was a Michigan treasure and was considered the ‘conscience of the Senate.’ As the author of the only major piece of ethics legislation to be signed into Michigan law in the last decade, I am appalled by the Philip A. Hart Club’s tactics and had no choice but to ask the Michigan Lottery Bureau to review its bingo license.” — Steve Bieda

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Steve Bieda: Use it or lose it? Don't purge Michigan voters

For many of us, it was one of the first lessons we learned in our high school government class: Every U.S. citizen has the right to vote.

However, everything we once believed about our voting process is about to change.

It used to be that a miner in Ishpeming, a teacher in Traverse City, a farmer in Alma and an autoworker in Detroit all had one voice — and one vote in the ballot booth. It was this guarantee of democracy that made America the greatest country in the world, but a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling is threatening to derail that promise.

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Sen. Steve Bieda Takes on Gerrymandering

“We tend to look at redistricting as one party over the other, but a lot of the times you’re seeing members of the majority party, and for that matter, members of the minority party putting forward ideas that clearly benefitted them personally.” – Sen. Steve Bieda (D-Warren)

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Bieda: GOP to Michigan workers — Expect cuts under prevailing wage repeal

Unions built Michigan’s middle class.

It was our neighbors who fought for fair wages, which gave us the greatest era of economic expansion. It was our friends who negotiated reasonable health care and retirement benefits for their families, and it was our families who advocated for secure work environments, which led to less deaths and injuries than ever before.

At a time when union members are being demonized by white-collar politicians and political pundits, who have never gotten their hands dirty, we have to ask ourselves: why is the middle class disappearing?

Michigan is falling behind because lawmakers continue to strip workers of their rights to negotiate basic aspects of their job, together, that everyone else gets to negotiate — including the push to repeal our Prevailing Wage law.

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26 Macomb Leaders from Across the County Stand with Steve Bieda for County Clerk/Register of Deeds

Leaders Say Bieda Is the Only Candidate Who Can Bring Real Reform and Real Change to the Clerk’s Office after Two Years of Turmoil

WARREN, MI — Just days after State Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren) announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for Macomb County Clerk and Register of Deeds in August 2018, 26 Macomb leaders from all across the county have rallied to his campaign.

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What They’re Saying About Steve Bieda's Campaign for Macomb County Clerk

Jack Lessenberry, Michigan Radio, 4/24/18:

“I have no doubt Steve Bieda, who was sometimes called the conscience of the state senate, would have been a good congressman. But he would have been a very junior individual in a body of 435 members where seniority counts for nearly everything.

“Meanwhile, know what North Dakota, Delaware, Alaska and Wyoming have in common? Those entire states all have fewer people than Macomb County, Michigan. The clerk’s office in any major county is its nerve center – and Macomb’s, once a model of efficiency, has been horribly damaged by perhaps the most bizarre county clerk in Michigan history.

“The courts have removed her, but there is plenty of repair work to be done. Bieda will have both primary and general election opposition for the clerk’s job, but this time will be the clear favorite. His integrity, calm demeanor, knowledge of state government and background as a tax lawyer all should be assets if he does take over the clerk’s office in January.”

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