News From Rep. Chang

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives George T. Darany (D-Dearborn) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) testified before the House Tax Policy Committee today as the committee considered House Bills 5557 and 5558, legislation to allow AK Steel, through its Dearborn Works facility, to continue to claim MEGA tax credits that were awarded to the previous operator of the facility. Specifically, the representatives urged the adoption of an amendment to HB 5557 to require the company to fully comply...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) and Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) have introduced legislation that would give fire marshals, fire department chiefs, and other state or local fire fighter authorities the final say in closing schools and other buildings that are determined to be safety risks. Currently, in cities and school districts under supervision of an emergency manager, the governor-appointed emergency manager — and not a fire marshal or fire chief — is...

Thursday, March 24, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), along with other women of color representatives, hosted a group of high school girls at the Capitol today to show them the Legislature in action.

"I’m very glad that we could offer this experience to these high school girls,” said Chang. “It’s important that they see elected women of color in action so that they know that they have many options open to them when they decide on...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) and Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) called for hearings on their bipartisan, bicameral legislative package on water in recognition of 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 it has...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

 

LANSING — State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) said today that she is disappointed that the U.S. Coast Guard has granted a permit, with conditions, the Detroit International Bridge Co. (DIBC) to proceed with planning for a second span over the Detroit River next to the Ambassador Bridge.

Before he begins to build his second span, however, the DIBC first has to gain legal title to Riverside Park property. For that, they need approval from...

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