News From Rep. Phelps

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) introduced a set of bills today to better ensure that persons in the deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing communities have proper access to mental health services. These bills are in response to 2014 legislation that addressed changes recommended by the Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission that unintentionally lacked input from members from the deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing populations.

“The Legislature...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) welcomed the Flushing girls basketball team to the Capitol today to recognize them on the House floor in honor of the team winning its first-ever state title on Saturday, March 18.

“I am honored to recognize this team at the state Capitol today for its incredible accomplishment. These young women put in a tremendous amount of hard work this season and persevered when the odds were stacked against...

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....

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