News From Rep. Chang

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LANSING — State Reps Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) today brought attention to their legislation regarding water while recognizing World Water Day. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, when an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating March 22, 2003, as the first World Water Day, and...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

LANSING — A group of bipartisan state representatives spoke out against MEDC negotiations concerning brownfield tax credits for AK Steel’s Dearborn Works steel plant. State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Pete Lucido (R-Shelby Township) and Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) said by going around the legislature, the company may avoid answering questions about environmental protections for surrounding neighborhoods. Last session, House Bills 5557 and 5558 would have allowed AK Steel to claim MEGA tax credits...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) introduced an amendment to the Michigan Constitution on Thursday morning that would ensure students’ fundamental right to read in the state of Michigan. Camilleri made the announcement at a press conference kicking off March is Reading Month.

“The ability to read is a critical skill that forms the foundation of nearly every aspect of our lives,” Camilleri, a former high school social studies teacher, said during the...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

DETROIT — Members of the Detroit Caucus spoke out today regarding the recent boil water advisory issued to area residents concerning their drinking water. The Detroit Water and Sewage Department issued a warning Tuesday night providing vague boundaries for the alert, but did not give full details of the locations affected by the alert until late Wednesday morning.

“Detroit provides water to several other municipalities throughout our region,” said state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), Detroit...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

LANSING — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and state Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) announced at a press conference today that they are introducing legislation in the House and Senate that would allow workers to take earned paid time off to recover from an illness or care for a sick family member. The legislators were joined at the press conference by Detroit mother Christina Hayes who spoke of her experience. The...

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