News From Rep. Neeley

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...

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...

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