News From Rep. Chang

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

LANSING – Democratic legislators on the House Criminal Justice committee came out in opposition today of a package of bills that would severely limit a woman’s access to safe abortions. The Democratic committee members pushed the fact that substandard care should never be the practice in any health situation, and questioned legislation that would put women who choose to end a pregnancy at risk.

“This goes beyond denying a woman a choice. This legislation mandates...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

LANSING — Bills that take aim at the ongoing problem of gun violence in Michigan were the subject of a press conference held today in Lansing. State Representatives Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak), Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) outlined their common-sense gun safety measures and called for action on their legislation.

“We’ve seen too many children die, too many parents grieve, too many neighbors witness firsthand the scourge of...

Monday, October 19, 2015

LANSING – Members of the House Detroit Democratic Caucus responded today to Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to fix the Detroit Public Schools, announced at a press conference this morning, by saying they are ready to work together on a solution but that it must include local control of Detroit’s schools.

“The Detroit Caucus and I are committed to finding a solution to improve our Detroit Public Schools so that we can find solutions to improve...

Friday, October 9, 2015

"I am asking the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to investigate piles of ‘coke breeze,’ a byproduct from the manufacturing of blast furnace coke, at the Waterfront Petroleum Terminal Co. property on West Jefferson. It is my understanding that ‘coke breeze’ is made up of finer particles than petroleum coke (pet coke). I am concerned and would like to know if ‘coke breeze’ could be more likely to travel in the air and if...

Monday, September 28, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) said today that she will introduce legislation creating a $400 per-child tax credit for each child age 13 and under in households with income less than $100,000. The bill is part of a Democratic package to strengthen Michigan’s middle class and reverse one of the largest tax shifts in Michigan history.

“Too many families are working hard, yet still struggling with wages that never seem to increase while...

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