Rep Greimel: I have said from day one that I want to work with my Republican colleagues to make a positive difference in the lives of the people of Michigan. Last session, we passed the Healthy Michigan Plan and Detroit's Grand Bargain by working together despite one's political party. I remain hopeful that we can find a solution this session to fix Michigan's crumbling roads that doesn't put the burden onto Michigan's every day families.
Rep Greimel: I did not anticipate how challenging it is to be in the minority. We fight hard for what we believe is right, such as fixing our roads, bringing tax relief to families and creating economic opportunity for the small businesses that create most of our state's jobs. I know that the voters who put us in office expect us to be their voice in the Legislature, which is why we keep working toward our goals no matter the odds.
Rep Greimel: No Fault Insurance makes it possible for most Michigan families to afford the life-saving and rehabilitative care they would need after a catastrophic automobile accident. Without the protections in the current no-fault law, families would be left to handle the expenses for a lifetime of treatment for traumatic brain injuries and paralysis, the costs of which will far exceed any of the caps that have been proposed. I strongly believe it is against our principles as elected representatives to allow legislation that actively burdens our constituents and reduces the quality of care, with no guarantees of rate savings.
Rep Greimel: Don't be afraid to contact your legislators. I talk to many people who feel like their elected officials don't care what they think, and that could not be further from the truth. It means a lot to me when I hear from constituents about issues that matter to them.
Rep Greimel: I had a very severe speech impediment as a child. I was in very intensive speech therapy from the age of 2 to the age of 9. There was a point in time when folks did not think that I would ever be able to talk normally.