Episode 78: Making a difference for Michiganders w/ Democratic State Rep. Ranjeev Puri

Welcome to Episode 78 of Michigan’s Premier Progressive Podcast!

Democratic State Representative, and House Majority Whip, Ranjeev Puri talks with Pat on a host of issues, including some key bills he helped pass the state legislature last year, such as gun safety, clean energy and climate bills, water filtration in schools and daycare centers, and more. They also talk about the importance of local and state elections. They also discuss the future of transit and mobility in the state, and how we can’t just rely on cars for the future of transportation.

Democratic State Rep. Ranjeev Puri of Michigan’s 24th District. Photo courtesy of Rep. Puri’s office.

Pat’s opening remarks cover how Republicans hardly helped pass some consequential legislation last year, including many of the bills Rep. Puri helped get to Gov. Whitmer’s desk for her to sign into law. Pat calls-out his Republican state Senator, Roger Hauck for voting against many of these crucial bills.

Pat’s “Last Call” celebrates Democratic State Senator Sarah Anthony’s bill to slash the APR for payday loans at 36%! The bill passed the Senate, and is on its way to the House for its approval. This would be a huge win for working Michiganders.

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Puri, Neeley Applaud ‘Filter First’ Funding, Ensuring Clean Water for Kids.” By Michigan House Democrats

New laws require Michigan schools, daycares to filter water for lead.” By Garrett Ellison of MLive.com

Legislature OKs final bills giving state regulators authority over renewable energy permits.” By Kyle Davidson of Michigan Advance

New ballot committee seeks to repeal clean energy permitting changes.” By Kyle Davidson of Michigan Advance.

State Rep. Rajeeve Puri on “Dillemas of Diaspora” Podcast

Michigan lawmakers advance bills to combat ‘predatory’ payday loans.” By Kyle Kaminski of The Michigan Gander

Payday lending reform passes Michigan Senate.” By Colin Jackson of Michigan Public Radio News

Voting Record for Senate Bill 0632 putting a 36% cap on payday lenders.

Michigan League of Conservation Voters’ grade for Michigan Republican State Sen. Roger Hauck

Republican State Senator Roger Hauck

Senate Passes McDonald Rivet Bill to Protect Heritage Farmland, Promote Solar Energy.” By Michigan Senate Democrats

Twenty state House Democrats, including Rep. Puri, signed a letter in November of 2023 urging President Biden to push for a ceasefire in Gaza (Thanks to Democratic State Rep. Darrin Camilleri’s tweet.)

Susan J. Demas: FOIA reform could be the feelgood, bipartisan hit of the springtime.” By Susan J. Demas of Michigan Advance

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