News From Rep. Chang

Thursday, February 23, 2017

DETROIT — Members of the Detroit Caucus met with Gov. Rick Snyder yesterday to discuss issues related to the School Reform Office, which distributed a letter earlier this year warning parents and administrators that their schools were slated for closure at the end of the year. Detroit Caucus members and other legislators have advocated aggressively to prevent the closures, which would place a significant burden on families across the state.

“It was a positive meeting,...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) expressed their concern regarding today’s Department of Homeland Security memos announcing that President Donald Trump is taking steps to mobilize Customs and Border Protection personnel as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to conduct immigration raids and roundups and expanded detentions of undocumented immigrants.

"I was disturbed to read the Trump administration’s memos regarding expanding the 287(g) program,” said Santana....

Friday, February 17, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) introduced legislation today to address the storage of petroleum coke (pet coke) and other bulk solid material, the cumulative impact of air pollution, and air pollution that is made worse during a weather condition known as thermal inversion.

“Air pollution during thermal inversions and the safe storage of pet coke and coke breeze are particular problems in House District 6, which includes Southwest Detroit,...

Monday, February 13, 2017

DETROIT — Members of the Detroit Caucus held a press conference today to discuss the future of the city’s academic landscape in light of the recent announcement by the School Reform Office that a number of Detroit schools were slated for closure at the end of the year. The standing-room only event was attended by community leaders, precinct delegates, block club presidents and leaders from grassroots, faith and civic groups, in addition to parents and...

Friday, February 10, 2017

DETROIT — The House Democratic Detroit Caucus called today for an overhaul of the clerk’s office in Detroit, with an emphasis on better training for clerks and poll workers, and closer inspection of facilities. The information comes after the Secretary of State released their audit of 136 Detroit precincts which had voting-related issues in the 2016 election. The audit determined that the errors were mainly a result of human error.

“This kind of negligence is...

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