News From Rep. Liberati

Monday, March 7, 2016

INKSTER — Last Friday, state Representative Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) hosted legislators from around the state on a tour of the Burger Baylor School for Students with Autism in Inkster. Among the attendees were state Rep. Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) and state Senator Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge), co-chairs of the legislative Disabilities Awareness Caucus, who attended the tour to learn more about the use of restraint and seclusion in special education center based programs.

“It...

State Representatives Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park), left, and Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights), center, listen during a tour of the Burger Baylor School for Students with Autism in Inkster on Friday, March 4, 2016.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

“This legislation works to strike a balance between respecting the dignity of students and staff and ensuring their safety. In 2006, the State Board of Education set standards limiting the application of restraint and seclusion to emergency situations, but those standards don't carry the weight of Michigan law. I'm proud that all members of the Disabilities Awareness Caucus and the members of the Special Education Reform Task Force introduced legislation to codify the practice of...

State Representative Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) speaks at a press conference on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Lansing, along with fellow legislators and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, on legislation to limit the use of restraint and seclusion when dealing with students with special needs.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) and state Senator Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) announced on Wednesday the formation of the Disabilities Awareness Caucus, a bipartisan, bicameral effort that will focus its attention on policy issues facing those with a disability.

“I serve as a board member of the Special Olympics Michigan. Many concerns of special needs children and adults have been brought to my attention over the years, and I hope to work on some of...

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, Wayne County Democratic representatives said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Snyder’s failed agenda, the representatives said it’s time to create a Michigan that works for school kids, college students, families, seniors and small-business owners who are being left behind...

Monday, November 30, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) announced today that they have introduced legislation that would amend the Local Financial Stability and Choice Act (commonly referred to as the emergency financial manager statute).

House Bill 5089, introduced by Liberati, would leave in place the two-year budget established by the emergency financial manager (EFM), but would return all other governing authority to a local body once receivership has been terminated by...

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