News From Rep. Neeley

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....

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....

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