News From Rep. Phelps

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...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) celebrated the passage of a bill package that will ensure ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft adhere to the same state regulations that taxis and limousines are currently held to. House Bills 4637 and 4639-4641 were voted out of the Senate last Thursday and proceeded to pass out of the House today. Phelps sponsored HB 4641 in the bill package.

“I am pleased that my colleagues agreed, in...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

State Representatives Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) and Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) called on former Flint emergency manager Darnell Earley to withdraw the billing of his attorney fees to the city of Flint and for the state to intercede on the grounds that Earley has no authority or right to make such a request.

“We’ve seen Mr. Earley show his incompetence in his job as the governor’s appointed emergency manager for the city of Flint and Detroit schools,...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

State Representatives Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) introduced a package of four bills today to address various concerns stemming from the Flint water crisis, as the legislators work to correct several problems in state government that led to the humanitarian catastrophe in the community.

Rep. Phelps introduced two of the bills — instituting an emergency response plan to create clear guidelines for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Michigan Department of Health...

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