News From Rep. Camilleri

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...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) announced today the formation of a literacy workgroup with the goal of creating a policy package that addresses the reading crisis facing Michigan students and families.

“Everyone can agree that it is unacceptable that our state ranks 46th in the country in reading,” said Camilleri, a former high school teacher. “Only about half of our students are proficient in reading for their grade level. I hope my...

Friday, April 14, 2017

TAYLOR — State Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) hosted a town hall-style event Wednesday night to give residents a chance to address their legislators directly about issues that are important to them. The event took place at the Wayne County Community College District Taylor Campus. State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) and Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) were on hand to take questions, and Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) gave a legislative...

From left, state Reps. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) listen during the “This Is Your House” town hall event on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Wayne County Community College District Taylor Campus.

Pages