Thursday, April 23, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), John Chirkun (D-Roseville) and Pam Faris (D-Clio) worked to protect local school districts from state takeover with the so-called “early warning” legislative package. The legislators offered amendments in the House Financial Liability Reform Committee to House Bills 4325 and 4327, two bills in the six-bill package, aimed at giving schools more tools and local input to deal with fiscal distress. Republicans rejected all the amendments, and the...

Monday, March 30, 2015

CLIO — State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio), a member of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, is pleased to announce that the Genesee County Department of Veterans Services has been awarded a $15,000 grant by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). The money is to be used to hire an additional permanent full-time accredited county veterans counselor.

“I am thrilled to see needed money go to Genesee County to help our veterans services,” Faris...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) and state Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor) introduced legislation in the House and Senate today to establish a “Women’s Health” fundraising license plate.

“These bills will allow citizens to support the various organizations in our state that offer important health care services to support the well-being of Michigan women and children, especially lower-income women or those without adequate health care,” said Sen. Hopgood. “These groups provide practical and essential...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) is pleased to announce that Nicole Derusha-Addington has joined her office to take over the role of legislative aide for House District 48. Derusha-Addington has previously worked on U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee’s 2014 re-election campaign as field director, and is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan-Flint, after obtaining an associates degree from Mott Community College.

“I am thrilled that Nicole Derusha-Addington...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Statement from House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D­-Auburn Hills) on House Committee Assignments announced today:

“Yesterday, in his opening day speech, House Speaker Kevin Cotter said that ‘we can continue to work together,not for our political parties, but for the people of Michigan’. It’s disappointing that just one day later, Speaker Cotter chose to set the tone for the current Legislative session by snubbing the House Democrats in our committee recommendations on the...

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