News From Rep. Chang

Friday, June 30, 2017

“As the chairwoman of the Progressive Women’s Caucus, I wish to thank Gov. Rick Snyder for doing the sensible thing and vetoing the ‘Choose Life’ license plate bill. Had he signed it into law, he would have allowed the Secretary of State to collect taxpayer dollars and direct them to a fund established by Right to Life of Michigan, a controversial advocacy group. It would have been a highly divisive act that would have only...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

LANSING — A bipartisan group of state representatives sent a letter to the director of the Detroit Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office last week expressing concern over ICE sending individuals picked up in Detroit to the agency’s Youngstown, Ohio, facility. Since mid-January, 57 percent of individuals detained have been sent to Youngstown, which is more than 230 miles from Detroit.

“The ability to visit and talk with a lawyer is critical to ensuring due process...

Friday, June 23, 2017

“I am thrilled to support the agreement between the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan that will result in more than $48 million for neighborhood improvements and an optional residential relocation program, job training, health impact assessments and air quality monitoring for Southwest Detroit and Delray residents. This money comes from the city selling to the state parcels of land, underground assets and about 5 miles of city streets needed for the Gordie...

Monday, June 19, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Dave Pagel (R-Oronoko Township)are introducing a pair of bills recently in the Michigan House that would allow Michigan residents who maintain a home and meet the definition of residence in Michigan, but may not be citizens or able to prove lawful presence, to access operator’s licenses or state identification cards. This group includes not only undocumented workers and immigrants, but also elderly people, particularly those of rural origins...

Friday, June 16, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) said today that she in communication with staff at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), city of Detroit Sustainability Office and the Detroit Audubon Society after hearing concerns from House District 6 constituents about the large number of ring-billed gulls, many of them juveniles, found dead on Jefferson Avenue near the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The ring-billed gulls have chosen this...

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