News From Rep. Smiley

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, middle-class families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, state Reps. Pam Faris (D-Clio), Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Charles Smiley (D-Burton) said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, the legislators said it’s time to create a Michigan that works for school kids,...

State Representative Charles Smiley (D-Burton) attends the State of the State address at the Michigan State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. With Rep. Smiley is his guest, Dr. Michael Genord, M.D., the president/CEO and chief medical officer of Health Plus of Michigan.
Thursday, October 15, 2015

LANSING — Genesee County Democrats in the House came out in opposition today to a bill that would mandate retention without parental consent of third graders who have trouble reading. The reason for the opposition is due to the legislation being harmful to children, and taking away local control without providing resources to local districts.

“I voted no on this bill because of the unnecessary harm it will bring to many children,” said Rep. Pam...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) was sworn in to office today to begin his first term as legislator for the 34th House District. Joining him from Genesee County were returning state Representatives Pam Faris (D-Clio), who represents the 48th District, Phil Phelps (D-Flushing), who represents the 49th District, and Charles Smiley (D-Burton), who represents the 50th District.

“The future for the 98th Legislature is predicated on our ability to see the needs of...

Monday, May 13, 2013

BURTON – State Representatives Charles Smiley (D-Burton), Pam Faris (D-Clio) and state Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) announced their support for a package of legislation that would improve access to women’s health care, educate women about health care options, support rape survivors and address health care inequities women face. The package of legislation — four bills and three resolutions — were recently introduced and now await a hearing.

“People across Michigan are demanding that women have...

Monday, May 13, 2013

LANSING - State Representative Collene Lamonte (D-Montague) and Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon) announced their support for a package of four bills and three resolutions that would improve access to women’s health care, educate women about health care options, support rape survivors and address health care inequities women face.

“When I worked as a high school teacher, it was startling and disheartening to see how many young women were becoming pregnant and having children,” Lamonte said. “Being a teen...

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