News From Rep. Chang

Friday, January 19, 2018

LANSING — State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) have sent a letter to Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk Steudle requesting information about the Fort Street (M-85) Bridge, a state trunkline. The piece of road spanning the Rouge River is one of the main thoroughfares between Detroit and Downriver communities with the closure of I-75. The bridge has closed abruptly at various times, sometimes with little warning and for various durations....

Thursday, January 18, 2018

LANSING — Members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus introduced House Resolution 229 and Senate Resolution 121 today in recognition of the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade on Jan. 22, 1973. The court set precedent when it ruled that the U.S. Constitution safeguards a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions, and that government should not intrude in the most private and personal family matters.

“This historic ruling 45 years...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has introduced House Bill 5419, which will require all auto insurance companies in Michigan to make driving-related factors the primary factor in setting auto insurance rates. Under this proposed legislation, companies must use these three driving-related factors, weighted in this order, to set rates: (1) driving record, (2) miles driven annually and (3) years of driving experience. 

“During the recent debates regarding our auto no-fault system, I spoke...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

 LANSING — Recently, negotiations stalled between President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans and Democrats on a plan to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and, more broadly, immigration reform. In response, state Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“Yesterday, we reflected on Dr. King’s legacy and our work ahead to ensure fairness and opportunity for all people. It’s time for our president and Congress to put aside partisan politics and...

Friday, January 12, 2018

LANSING — The Detroit Caucus stood in solidarity yesterday against an attempt to strip the city of Detroit of one of its 30 district court judges. Senate Bill 525 reflects the July 2017 Judicial Resource Recommendations (JRR) to eliminate judgeships from the 36th District Court. The Detroit Caucus stood adamantly opposed to this legislation since its introduction, citing the city’s dire need for maintaining its 30 judgeships.

“In the city of Detroit, the 36th District Court continues...

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