News From Rep. Pagan

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Tom Cochran (D-Mason) and Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) introduced legislation today to financially strengthen working families in Michigan by revitalizing the Earned Income Tax Credit. The EITC is a refundable tax credit available to low- and middle-income individuals to offset taxes that are paid on wages. Cochran’s bill would restore the state ETIC to 20 percent of the federal level, and Pagan’s bill would raise it to 25 percent. State Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) joins Cochran and...

Monday, February 27, 2017

“I am extremely proud to earn a 100 percent pro-conservation voting record for the 2015-2016 session. Michigan is home to an abundance of natural resources and protecting our land, air and water should be a top priority. Safeguarding our environment and ensuring that future generations can enjoy all that our great state has to offer is important to every Michigan resident. This is why it is vital to take legislative action now to shut down...

Friday, January 27, 2017

CANTON — State Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) was reappointed to continue her service on the powerful House Appropriations Committee for a second term. Pagan will remain focused on education funding as a member of the newly combined School Aid and Department of Education Appropriations Subcommittee. She will also serve as the Democratic vice chairwoman to both the Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee and the Judiciary Appropriations Subcommittee.

“I am grateful to have been reappointed to the...

Friday, January 20, 2017

LANSING — Several members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus will be among the 7,500 people anticipated to converge on the Michigan State Capitol on Saturday afternoon to take a stand against the legislative agenda of President Donald Trump and extremist Republicans in Washington and Lansing. The Women’s March on Lansing is a sister event of the Women’s March on Washington, which is expected to draw 200,000 or more participants to Washington, D.C., on the same...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — Wayne County-based members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus were ceremonially sworn in to serve in the Michigan House of Representatives for the 99th Legislature in 2017-18. The seven Greater Wayne County Democratic representatives said that their priorities in office will mirror those of the working families, seniors and students of Southeast Michigan.

“Michigan government needs to get back to serving the people and communities of this state, not wealthy special interests and...

State Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With her are her parents, Nick and Kathy Pagan, and her partner, Karl Lopata.

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