News From Rep. Chang

Friday, July 17, 2015

“I was disappointed to learn about the introduction of anti-sanctuary city legislation in the state legislature this week. I believe that our local jurisdictions should have the ability to do more to be welcoming and safe communities for all. This proposal is a step backward. Police should be able to focus on stopping and solving crimes in our local communities, not checking immigration papers.

“Law enforcement experts across the country have pointed out that sanctuary...

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) and Reps....

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 three neighborhood elementary schools also...

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 failed Stoni and Stephen because Michigan...

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