News From Rep. Pagan

Monday, July 20, 2015

CANTON — State Representative Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) is showing her support for a new program based in Canton that will help at-risk girls reach their full potential.

The program is called Lead Like a Girl and is under development by Canton Leisure Services, which also operates B.L.O.C.K. (Building Leaders Out of Canton’s Kids).

“When I was in high school, most of the student leaders in my class were boys. Thanks to the encouragement of a...

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...

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