News From Rep. Neeley

Thursday, April 21, 2016

“It’s unconscionable to think that we have civil service employees in charge of testing the water that we drink, cook with and bathe in that would allegedly falsify results. In America, the presumption of innocent until proven guilty holds true. However, at the very minimum, this is a breach of public trust, and individuals in both Flint and across the state are questioning those still in power with these departments.

“The bigger question the public...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

State Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) reacted to Gov. Rick Snyder’s action plan on Flint released Monday, by saying there needs to be more of a focus on seniors and those with illnesses in the city. The plan does not adequately address these areas.

“No one can be left behind in the Flint water crisis, but the governor doesn’t seem to understand that in his recent action plan,” Neeley said. “Our senior citizens and those already...

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...

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...

Friday, February 26, 2016

“I have sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette to ask whether an official, in the course of his or her duties, withholding information that leads to death or physical harm rises to the level of a criminal act. In light of the new information we received after this latest release of emails from the Snyder administration, we need to know whether criminal charges are warranted when death and bodily harm are the result....

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