News From Rep. Smiley

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...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

LANSING – State Representatives Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) and Charles Smiley (D-Burton) voted against a bill yesterday that would make it more difficult for those injured by way of equine activity to prove negligence on behalf of the horse or facility owner. HB 4126, a reintroduction of a bill that failed to pass the Senate last term, seeks to amend the Equine Activity Liability Act of 1994. The bill would protect equine operations at the...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

State Representative Charles Smiley (D-Burton) announced today that he will be sponsoring legislation in a Democratic-sponsored package of ethics, accountability and transparency bills that call for an open, honest and accountable legislature.

“It is time to put the people first, and create an environment of honesty and openness in Lansing,” said Smiley. “The ethics package that we are introducing ensures elected officials are spending their time working for the people, not toward the benefit of...

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