News From Rep. Phelps

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...