News From Rep. Liberati

Thursday, June 9, 2016

DEARBORN HEIGHTS — State Representative Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) announced today that he will be hosting a transportation town hall on Tuesday, June 21, from 6:30-8:00pm at the Eton Senior Recreation Center, 4900 Pardee Ave. in Dearborn Heights.

The event is co-hosted by state Representatives George T. Darany (D- Dearborn), Robert Kosowski (D- Westland), Leslie Love (D-Detroit) and Julie Plawecki (D- Dearborn Heights).

“Transportation is certainly still a hot topic, so I’m excited to...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

LANSING — As co-chairmen of the legislative Disabilities Awareness Caucus, state Rep. Frank Liberati and state Sen. Rick Jones have introduced bipartisan legislation that would increase penalties for assaulting an individual with a developmental disability.

“As a board member and longtime volunteer of the Michigan Special Olympics, I find it horrific that someone would knowingly assault a person with special needs,” said Jones (R-Grand Ledge). “People with disabilities can often have difficulty caring for themselves...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

DETROIT — State Representatives Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) received a tour of the Interstate 75 bridge over the River Rouge on Monday to understand the scope of the work and how it will affect their districts. Rep. Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) also participated in the tour. The bridge is the only major thoroughfare that connects Detroit to many Downriver communities.

“This bridge is a critical piece of infrastructure for residents and businesses...

From left, state Representatives Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights), Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) prepare to go on a tour of the I-75 Rouge River Bridge on Monday, May 23, 2016, in Detroit.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) successfully proposed an amendment to House Bill 5176 that would restore funding to the Allen Park Downtown Development Authority, after the city assessor, appointed by the emergency financial manager, made a critical error in 2014. Thanks to the amendment, the Michigan Department of Treasury will restore an estimated $110,000 in lost funding. 

“Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been working with Jennifer Kibby, executive director of...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) joined Lt. Gov. Brian Calley in testifying in support of House Bills 5409-5418, legislation he and a bipartisan group of legislators took one year to craft and introduced last month. The legislation would limit the use of restraint and seclusion in all Michigan schools to emergency situations.

“This legislation works to strike a balance between respecting the dignity of students and staff and ensuring their safety,” said...