News From Rep. Camilleri

Thursday, May 4, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) supported a package of bills today that will incentivize redevelopment on large Brownfield projects. Senate Bills 111-115, also referred to as the MiThrive package, would create a new Brownfield Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing (TIF) category and work to close financial gaps needed to revitalize large brownfield properties with mixed-use developments. The legislation could specifically help projects that are underway in the House District 23 community of Trenton....

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) voted yes today on House Bill 4313, the proposed education budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Camilleri joined Republicans and Democrats alike in passage of the bill, 60-47.

“I voted in favor of House Bill 4313 because it contains increases for the school districts in House District 23. I believe that we still need to address major funding gaps for our students, but as a former teacher,...

Friday, April 28, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) introduced legislation this week to mark April 28, 2017, as Worker Memorial Day in Michigan. Workers, friends and families traditionally gather on this day to honor those who were killed or injured at work.

“More than 4,800 workers lost their lives on the job in 2015 — the highest number since 2008 — including 134 workers here in Michigan,” Camilleri said. “I believe we should take time...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) brought forward residents’ concerns about blocked traffic at railroad crossings around Downriver. The two lawmakers sit on the House Commerce and Trade Committee, which heard a presentation from the Canadian National Railway Co. this week.

“I hear nearly every day from constituents who are affected by railroad crossings. This is a decades-long issue, and one that’s escalating from a nuisance to a hazard...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) introduced legislation today that safeguards the rights of student journalists to exercise free speech and freedom of the press. House Bill 4551 would make Michigan the 10th state to pass such protections for student journalists.

“The protections of the First Amendment shouldn’t stop at the school doors,” Camilleri said. “Not only do student publications teach valuable skills that young people can use later in their education or...

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