News From Rep. Chang

Friday, February 26, 2016

LANSING — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), and State Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) announced today that they are introducing legislation to restore citizen oversight commissions for air pollution and water quality that were abolished by former Governor John Engler in 1991.

Rep. Chang’s bill would restore an Air Pollution Control Commission to oversee various functions of the MDEQ including the issuance or modification of existing permits and acting on complaints from...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

“Today, I am submitting my public comment regarding the Ambassador Bridge second private span proposal to the United States Coast Guard. An excerpt of my letter is attached.

‘Since January 2015, I have had the wonderful honor of serving Michigan’s House District 6, which includes part of Southwest Detroit and the host community for the current Ambassador Bridge. I urge the Coast Guard not to move forward on the proposed permit for a second private...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

“Residents across my district have shared with me their concerns about House Bill 5232 and Senate Bill 720, which propose changes to Michigan’s laws about local historic districts. In my district — and throughout Detroit and across Michigan — historic districts add to a city’s value by increasing historical knowledge, cultural value and local civic pride. These bills would weaken a law that has worked very well for more than 40 years.

It doesn’t make...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) introduced legislation today to address air pollution that is made worse during a weather condition known as thermal inversion. This kind of air pollution is a particular problem in Southwest Detroit, which is part of House District 6 that Chang serves.

Thermal inversion is a weather condition during which a layer of warm air overlies a layer of cooler air near the ground and acts like a lid,...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

LANSING — Today, the Asian Pacific American Legislative Caucus held a presentation on Fred Korematsu, a Japanese-American who refused to go to an internment camp during World War II. Karen Korematsu, executive director of the Korematsu Institute, and daughter of Mr. Korematsu, attended the presentation to serve on a panel of other experts in Asian Pacific American topics.

“Standing here today with Karen Korematsu to speak out on behalf of all Americans seeking fair treatment...