Monday, July 17, 2017

LANSING — Today, House and Senate Democrats announced their “Michigan Jobs First” plan aimed at keeping jobs and tax dollars in Michigan. Unlike other states, the state of Michigan does not give any meaningful financial preference to Michigan businesses and workers in contracts, even though these homegrown businesses contribute far more to our economy than out-of-state firms. Only 78 percent of state dollars were spent on contracts to Michigan firms, according to a 2013...

Friday, June 16, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) and Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) are pleased to announce that the Legislature has approved Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) recommendations for awards in their districts. The city of Clio will receive $262,500, and an additional grant of $300,000 has been awarded to a section of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail within Genesee County.

The grant to the city of Clio is to be used to develop...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LANSING —Several Democratic members of the House and Senate in conjunction with the Progressive Women’s Caucus today introduced a package of bills that would reinstate and protect a woman’s right to reproductive health care. The legislation — sponsored by Reps. Pam Faris (D-Clio), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton), Christine Greig (D‐Farmington Hills), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Leslie Love (D-Detroit), and Sens. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) and Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) — would help Michigan women who have...

State Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) speaks at a press conference at the state Capitol on June 13, 2017, announcing a package of bills that would reinstate and protect a woman’s right to reproductive health care, sponsored by members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus and several Democratic members of the House and Senate. From left to right are Rep. Faris, state Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) and state Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason).
Friday, June 9, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) has announced she will be holding a summer reading contest for students in grades 1-8. Contest winners will be announced on Sept. 14.

“Summer break is a fun time for students, but it is a fact that students lose significant academic skills during summer vacation,” Faris said. “Some students’ reading levels fall back three months from where they were when the school year ended. I hope that this...

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