Singh, however, acknowledged that working in a Republican-led House of Representatives can be difficult.
“When there is one party in control and they are actually in control of the House, the Senate and the governorship, it is up to their lead, to some extent, to work with us,” Singh was quoted as saying.
“To some degree they don’t have to because they have enough votes to pass their bills without our votes.”
As his second legislative term starts, Singh said he will also reintroduce the expansion of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to members of the LGBT community. The expansion will prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, identity and gender. “You don’t want to have laws in your books or have a perception of your state that is not open, that is not welcoming,” Singh was quoted as saying. “And if that’s the case, we are losing our economic edge.” (IANS)