Wednesday, February 10, 2016

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled his Fiscal Year 2017 budget today during a joint meeting of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. The budget has a heavy focus on funding for the water crisis affecting the city of Flint, where Gov. Snyder proposed $195 million in funding.

“I’m pleased to see Gov. Snyder retool his budget for the upcoming fiscal year to put a focus on the needs of Flint, but the problem is...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

LANSING — House Bill 5220, introduced by state Representative Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) that passed earlier today in the House Appropriations Committee, was fast-tracked through the full House during session. The legislation will bring $28 million in funding to the city of Flint to deal with immediate relief needed in the continuing crisis revolving around the lead-tainted water supply and health concerns.

“It was imperative that we acted quickly, and I appreciate that legislators on both...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, middle-class families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, state Reps. Pam Faris (D-Clio), Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Charles Smiley (D-Burton) said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, the legislators said it’s time to create a Michigan that works for school kids,...

State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) attends the State of the State address at the Michigan State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. With Rep. Faris is her guest, Chancellor Susan E. Borrego of the University of Michigan-Flint.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) 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 benefits counselor.

“I am thrilled to see needed money come to Genesee County to help our veterans,” Faris said. “This area has a long tradition of hardworking men and women,...

Thursday, December 17, 2015

“I applaud the Obama administration’s decision to grant another waiver that allows the Healthy Michigan Plan to continue providing health coverage to 600,000 residents of our state. This was an issue where both parties came together to pass legislation to help the people of Michigan. I was proud to join my colleagues to vote in favor of Medicaid expansion, and I’m happy to see it continue improving the lives of Michigan’s hardworking men and women.”...

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