News From Rep. Chang

Friday, December 30, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) said today that the proposed consent decree between Michigan and U.S. Steel is a good start, but there are aspects that should be strengthened so there would be a greater positive impact on the communities that have suffered from pollution caused by the company’s violations of the federal Clean Air Act. 

“Air quality and the resulting public health concerns are the top priority for my district — House...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and state Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren) said today that they are pleased that their bills to compensate people who are wrongfully imprisoned are moving closer to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk for his signature.

“I’m glad my colleagues agree that it is our responsibility to make sure that we compensate those who have been wrongfully incarcerated,” Chang said. “Currently, exonerees are simply released without any assistance in obtaining shelter,...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), along with U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), each sent a letter today to Lana Pollack and Gordon Walker, U.S. and Canada section chairs, respectively, of the International Joint Commission in Washington, D.C., requesting that the commission study and analyze air pollution along the border in Wayne County and Essex County, Ontario, in order to measure the cumulative impact on public health in this region. The region is home...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

“We need solutions that are going to address the academic needs of our students on every level, in and out of the classroo. “What was the point of creating an entirely new district if we were not going to give DPSCD a real opportunity to provide a great education to our kids? Simply shutting a school down in a non-transparent process is not a solution. Detroit legislators, leaders and teachers have been trying to make...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

LANSING – State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit)  introduced a bill today 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 receive a drivers’ license. The bill would cover undocumented workers; immigrants; elderly people, particularly those of rural origins whose births may not have been properly recorded or whose records were lost; U.S. citizens born abroad...

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