News From Rep. Faris

Thursday, July 2, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) introduced a bill today to update the war monuments at the Capitol Building. This bill would provide for construction that updates the current memorials and the addition of a new memorial honoring the contributions of Michigan women.

“The participation of women in war has increased significantly and their efforts should not go unnoticed. Women have been nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies in all branches of the armed...

Thursday, July 2, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) introduced House Bill 4785 today to eliminate state fees some disabled veterans have to pay when they give or receive the gift of a specially equipped vehicle to transport persons with disabilities.

HB 4785 will eliminate some of the struggles numerous veterans face while trying to support themselves. The bill would help easily transfer the title on the vehicle from the previous owner to the new owner, disposing of...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

LANSING—Senator Coleman A. Young II (D–Detroit) and Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) announced joint legislation today that they will be introducing to increase the minimum wage for tipped workers in Michigan. At today’s event, the legislators were joined by numerous service workers, supportive business owners and community groups all looking to establish “one fair wage” for all Michigan workers.

“As public servants, it is our job and our responsibility to help raise people up, to fight...

Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) introduces legislation that would eventually raise the lower minimum wage for tipped workers in Michigan to the full minimum wage at a press conference held at the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
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...