News From Rep. Neeley

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LANSING – The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) vehemently opposes House Bill 6066, and urges the Michigan Senate to reject legislation that will ultimately suppress the voting rights of Michigan’s poor and elderly citizens.

The bill, passed last night by the Michigan House of Representatives on a predominantly 57-50 partisan vote, requires voters who fail to produce a photo ID on Election Day to do so within 10 days, or have their ballots disqualified. They...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LANSING — A new mobile app and website funded by 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, 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...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

LANSING — Michigan House Democrats will fight back vigorously against attacks on the retiree health care promises made to police, fire fighters and other county and municipal workers in the current lame duck session, Democratic members of the House Local Government Committee said today. Under a 13-bill plan introduced late Wednesday afternoon, retirement health care promises made to local government employees — even ones outlined in labor contracts — will be voided if health care...

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, April 28, 2016

Reps. Banks, Neeley Announce Urban Workgroup

Local officials, legislators to work together on new urban policies

LANSING — State Representative and Detroit Caucus Chair Brian Banks (D-Detroit) and state Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) joined with members of the House Democratic Caucus and local elected officials representing Michigan’s urban communities today at a Lansing press conference to announce the creation of an urban workgroup to develop state level policy goals for these communities.

"Too often, we...

State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) speaks at a Lansing press conference with legislators and local elected officials on Thursday, April 28, announcing the formation of a new Urban Policy Workgroup to bring together legislators and local elected officials to work on legislation and policies.