News From Rep. Chang

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

LANSING — House Democrats are calling for immediate action on bills that would protect public safety and ensure that all Michiganders receive equal protection in our state. In the aftermath of the nation’s largest mass shooting, which targeted members of the LGBT community, Michigan can’t wait any longer to enact common-sense safety measures or to extend civil rights protections to people who are more likely to be targeted by hate crimes.

“People around the state...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

LANSING — Members of the Detroit Caucus voiced concern today regarding the ongoing debate over the direction of Detroit Public Schools, citing the continued refusal to acknowledge Detroit voices as a key failure of the numerous bill packages offered to address issues in the school district. The most recent iteration — a package pushed through by the House Republicans during a late night session in May — has been widely criticized by governmental officials at...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

 “I am very glad that the state, through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, has finally submitted a plan to the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in Wayne County. This is particularly important for my district, House District 6, which has the dubious honor of being home to the ZIP code with the most polluted air in the state. This plan was due to the federal government in April 2015 to address...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

DETROIT — State Representatives Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) received a tour of the Interstate 75 bridge over the River Rouge on Monday to understand the scope of the work and how it will affect their districts. Rep. Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) also participated in the tour. The bridge is the only major thoroughfare that connects Detroit to many Downriver communities.

“This bridge is a critical piece of infrastructure for residents and businesses...

From left, state Representatives Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights), Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) prepare to go on a tour of the I-75 Rouge River Bridge on Monday, May 23, 2016, in Detroit.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Today, the Asian Pacific American Legislative Caucus joined the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, APIAVote-MI and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to host an Asian Pacific American Heritage and Legislative Day at the state Capitol in Lansing, with former Wayne State University Law School Dean Frank Wu delivering the keynote address. Wu is also the first Asian Pacific American professor hired to teach at Howard Law School, and currently serves as...

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