News From Rep. Phelps

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) was sworn in to office today to begin his first term as legislator for the 34th House District. Joining him from Genesee County were returning state Representatives Pam Faris (D-Clio), who represents the 48th District, Phil Phelps (D-Flushing), who represents the 49th District, and Charles Smiley (D-Burton), who represents the 50th District.

“The future for the 98th Legislature is predicated on our ability to see the needs of...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

LANSING – In the wake of news that the city of Flint is in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act due to elevated TTHM levels in 2014, Senate Democratic Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), state Representative Sheldon Neeley(D-Flint) and state Representative Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) issued the following statements:

“Clean, safe drinking water is a basic need, and I will do everything in my power to help ensure Flint residents don’t have to worry about...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

LANSING – State Representative Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) was sworn in today on the House floor as the new representative for the 49th House District, which comprises parts of the city of Flint, the cities of Flushing, Swartz Creek and Mount Morris, as well as Flint Township and Mount Morris Township. Phelps was a special advisor for former House Democratic Leader Richard Hammel and chief of staff for current state Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio). He was...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

LANSING — State Representative Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) proposed an amendment to the state budget yesterday that would give money to the city of Flint to help support police and fire services. Under a proposed $55 million city budget submitted by Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, the city would lose 36 police officers and 19 firefighters.

“Public safety is critical to any community, no matter the size,” Phelps said. “In Flint, public safety has already been...

Thursday, February 6, 2014

LANSING – State Representative Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) today reacted to a report in Mlive that quoted individuals from the Michigan Department of Community Health (DCH), which said that Healthy Michigan would likely not begin on April 1, as had previously been promised by the department. Healthy Michigan, the Medicaid expansion plan that is part of the Affordable Care Act, is expected to cover more than 400,000 low-income working Michigan residents.

Phelps, who is a member...