News From Rep. Phelps

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LANSING — State Reps Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) today brought attention to their legislation regarding water while recognizing World Water Day. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, when an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating March 22, 2003, as the first World Water Day, and...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) praised the passage today of a supplemental budget bill awarding $100 million in aid to the city of Flint. House Bill 4329 allocates $100 million in federal funding, adding to $20 million in state matching funds that have already been appropriated.

“I am grateful that my colleagues in the House worked so quickly to pass legislation that provides a substantial sum of money to aid the people of...

Friday, February 10, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), along with state Senate Democratic Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and Sens. Hoon Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor) and Coleman Young II (D-Detroit) introduced legislation today to restore citizen oversight commissions for air pollution, water quality and oil and gas. Michigan had air and water quality commissions at one time, but they were abolished by former Gov. John Engler in 1991....

Thursday, January 26, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) introduced today the first group of bills in a bipartisan package that will ensure access to clean, safe and affordable water in Michigan. The bills were outlined as necessary steps to take in the report issued in October 2016 by the Joint Select Committee on the Flint Water Emergency chaired by state Sen. Jim Stamas (R-Midland).

 “Clean,...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LANSING — A new mobile app and website funded by Google.org has been built for residents of Flint and officials within the city to navigate the ongoing water crisis. The app, Mywater-Flint for Android and found online at Mywater-Flint.com, was created by researchers at the University of Michigan’s Flint and Ann Arbor campuses.

“While the attention on our community’s continued crisis has quieted down, I am extremely grateful that the researchers at the University...

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