News From Rep. Chang

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

 

          LANSING – State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and colleagues today hosted 75 attendees at a water affordability and safety hearing at the state Capitol to hear from residents and community organizations about the water issues affecting their communities. Chang hosted the hearing along with Reps. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) and LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit). Other legislators attending were Reps. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills), Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights), Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights), Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint)...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

“Today, I testified in the House Commerce and Trade Committee against House Bill 4052. I believe that allowing local governments to strike agreements with developers to ensure they are getting the best deal for their residents and workers is a necessary tool our local leaders must have. This bill denies communities the freedom to work with developers on employer-worker relations or give proper consideration to people who live near these development projects. State House District...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

      

     “Today I offered an amendment to restore the funding to the school-based health center program in the Community Health budget. One of these school-based health programs is in Muskegon and two are in Detroit, in my district. One hub is located at King High School just down the street from my house, with three elementary schools also participating, and one hub at Western International High School in Southwest Detroit, with...

Friday, April 17, 2015

           LANSING – State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) announced new legislation at a press conference today that would create a list of homeschooled children in an effort to avoid the kind of tragedy that saw the murder of Detroit schoolchildren and siblings Stoni Blair and Stephen Gage Berry. The press conference was held together with Detroit City Councilwoman Mary Sheffield (District 5) and family members of the children.

            “We all...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

          LANSING – State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) will introduce legislation that would add more information to the uniform crime reports police departments send to the Michigan State Police every month. The bill would increase law enforcement transparency by requiring local law enforcement agencies to provide data regarding the use of force and shooting incidents.

            “Including information on any complaints and shooting incidents will increase accountability and transparency in our police departments, and that...

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