News From Rep. Pagan

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.
Monday, December 12, 2016

ROYAL OAK — More than 800 progressive women from around the state gathered in Royal Oak for the Progressive Women of Michigan Summit on Saturday, where they listened to leading female elected officials and activists and committed to taking action to bring about pay equity, greater representation in government, gender equality and financial security for Michigan’s working families.

“Now, more than ever, it’s critically important that progressive women come together to fight for the changes...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) expressed her strong opposition to Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to appeal a Court of Appeals ruling that would return a 3 percent retirement health care contribution to teachers and other public school employees. This court decision would return more than $550 million withheld from school employees’ paychecks to fund the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS). Pagan called on the governor to re-evaluate his decision and end...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

LANSING — House Democrats resoundingly rejected the state omnibus budget tonight because it fails the families, seniors and students of Michigan. Rather than putting the people of Michigan first, it cuts vital programs and spends $3 million for additional state defense costs related to legal liabilities stemming from the Flint water crisis.

“I would have been happy to vote for a bill that matched the needs of the working families, seniors and young people of...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LANSING — A bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers, in addition to first lady Sue Snyder and outside advocates, held a press conference today at the state Capitol to speak about the problem of sexual assault, along with steps that legislators and advocates are taking to raise awareness, prevent sexual violence, and assist survivors.

“I am proud to be a part of the team that’s helping to put an end to sexual assault on and off...

State Representative Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) speaks at a press conference promoting sexual assault awareness on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the state Capitol in Lansing.