News From Rep. Pagan

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Today I voted NO on the school omnibus budget, which includes funding for K-12 schools, community colleges, and higher education, and, which I believe, falls short in fully funding our schools. Under this budget, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools (PCCS) would only see a net increase of $36 per pupil, or roughly $615,000. While there are many positive components of this budget, including an increase in funding for “at-risk” students, adult education, and support for third grade...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

LANSING – House Democrats said the state’s omnibus general fund budget approved by the Michigan House of Representatives today offers some improvements for Michigan residents, but frequently ignores the priorities of average, working families.

“Our state’s budget isn’t just a financial plan; it’s a reflection of the values and priorities of our state,” House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) said. “Although the budget includes some positives, it fails to adequately invest in roads and fails to...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

“Today I voted in support of the Michigan Department of Education budget in conference committee. I voted in favor of this budget and am proud that two key changes I fought for were incorporated into the conference committee budget. The MDE budget passed today provides much-needed funding for teacher evaluations and adds 39 full-time child care inspector positions to help ensure Michigan’s child care centers are safe and provide high-quality care. Furthermore, the budget includes...

Friday, May 22, 2015

My regularly scheduled coffee hour on the fourth Monday of every month will be canceled this upcoming Monday, in observance of Memorial Day. However, I encourage you to join me tomorrow, Saturday, May 23, at 10 a.m. at Leo’s Coney Island, 9624 Belleville Road in Belleville.

If you can't make it, don't worry. I will continue holding bi-monthly coffee hours and other events around the area. You may also contact my office by phone or email...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

“Today I voted no on House Bill 4052, a bill that would prohibit a local governmental body from adopting or enforcing an ordinance or local policy that regulates the relationship between an employer and its employees or potential employees. This bill limits the ability of locally elected officials to do their job well and serve the people of our community. Under this bill, municipalities that want to attract talent and promote fair labor practices will...

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