News From Rep. Phelps

Friday, February 26, 2016

LANSING — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), and State Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) announced today that they are introducing legislation to restore citizen oversight commissions for air pollution and water quality that were abolished by former Governor John Engler in 1991.

          Rep. Chang’s bill would restore an Air Pollution Control Commission to oversee various functions of the MDEQ including the issuance or modification of existing permits and acting on complaints...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

 

LANSING — State Representative Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) announced today that the Michigan Strategic Fund has approved an incentive for the restoration of the Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint.

“Restoring the Capitol Theatre property will give a huge boost to downtown Flint and encourage Flint residents and people from other communities to come downtown to take advantage of what we have to offer,” said Phelps. “The combination of newly restored beautiful theatre and more office...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

LANSING — Today, the House passed Senate Bill 136, a supplemental appropriations bill that would allocate $30 million to pay some of the cost of water bills owed to the city of Flint by its residents. Unfortunately, this bill would only cover up to 65 percent of the water portion of bills owed by individuals, meaning the community’s residents would still have to pay for some of the lead-laced water they were unable to drink...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) are applauding their House and Senate colleagues for the fast pace at which House Bill 5220 traveled through both chambers of the Legislature. In its second pass through the House, the bill once again passed unanimously, 106-0. It will now head to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature.

“Expediency was the key in this legislation, and I couldn’t be happier that my colleagues in...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

LANSING — House Bill 5220, introduced by state Representative Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) that passed earlier today in the House Appropriations Committee, was fast-tracked through the full House during session. The legislation will bring $28 million in funding to the city of Flint to deal with immediate relief needed in the continuing crisis revolving around the lead-tainted water supply and health concerns.

“It was imperative that we acted quickly, and I appreciate that legislators on both...

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