News From Rep. Neeley

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

“This is the biggest health crisis to hit Michigan, and one of the men behind the beginnings of this problem has gone into hiding, refusing to appear to answer questions about his role. Emergency Manager Darnell Earley’s refusal is one instance in many of how he believes he is above the law, and he shows no signs of stepping away from his defective position.

“He has become a political fugitive, now a member of Gov....

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) praised the news that Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has decided to step down from his post effective Feb. 29. He has served as the EM for the financially-troubled district since January 2015, but has made no positive impact in his role.

“I cannot say much on the positive side in terms of Darnell Earley’s tenure, both in the city of Flint and with DPS,...

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...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, middle-class families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, state Reps. Pam Faris (D-Clio), Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Charles Smiley (D-Burton) said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, the legislators said it’s time to create a Michigan that works for school kids,...

State Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) attends the State of the State address at the Michigan State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. With Rep. Neeley is his guest, Flint water advocate Melissa Mays.

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