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.”...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Pam Faris (D-Clio) and State Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) urged action on legislation requiring health insurers in Michigan to offer the “abortion rider” that women must have in order to be fully covered during a miscarriage or abortion, even in cases of rape and when the woman’s health is in jeopardy. The abortion rider policies became necessary when Republicans passed a law in 2013 demanding that women buy the extra...

Friday, November 20, 2015

DAVISON — State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) today announced that the city of Davison has been awarded a $153,556 Community Development Block Grant to support Davison’s Downtown Façade Project. The grant comes from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and will be supported with $27,000 from the Davison Downtown Development Authority and an additional $27,623 in private investment.

“The timing of this announcement helps usher in Small Business Saturday, which is just over a week...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

LANSING — Genesee County Democrats in the House came out in opposition today to a bill that would mandate retention without parental consent of third graders who have trouble reading. The reason for the opposition is due to the legislation being harmful to children, and taking away local control without providing resources to local districts.

“I voted no on this bill because of the unnecessary harm it will bring to many children,” said Rep. Pam...

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