News From Rep. Neeley

Thursday, November 12, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit), Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) and state Senator Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) announced at a Capitol press conference today a bipartisan, bicameral bill package that would establish clean, drinkable, affordable water as a human right, and reform the shut-off process and assure that water is accessible for Michigan residents. The legislators were joined by Melissa Mays, a Flint mother, and Nicole Hill from Detroit....

Thursday, November 5, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) are pushing for a federal investigation into the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) after a story came out today claiming the DEQ knowingly dropped two lead test samples to avoid exceeding a federal drinking water standard. Had these tests been counted, action could have been taken earlier on the water crisis in Flint.

Rep. Neeley is also calling for DEQ Director Dan Wyant...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

LANSING — Genesee County Democrats in the House came out in opposition today to a bill that would mandate retention without parental consent of third graders who have trouble reading. The reason for the opposition is due to the legislation being harmful to children, and taking away local control without providing resources to local districts.

“I voted no on this bill because of the unnecessary harm it will bring to many children,” said Rep. Pam...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

FLINT – At a press conference this morning, Gov. Rick Snyder said that the city of Flint will return to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) line for water service. The move is due to concerns over lead contamination since Flint switched over to its own water source from the Flint River.

The cost to reconnect with the DWSD would amount to $12 million. Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the Legislature to approve a...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) and Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) will honor former state Rep. Vera B. Rison on the House Floor on Thursday during session. Rison died at the age of 76 on Aug. 31 following a battle with illness.

“Vera was a force in the city of Flint, for its people and the community as a whole,” Neeley said. “She was always there to help her neighbors through any situation. No one...

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