News From Rep. Chang

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...

Thursday, September 17, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) introduced House Bill 4891 today that would require state departments to take reasonable steps to provide equal language access to clients who are English Language Learners/Limited English Proficient (LEP). These steps could include actions such as oral language services, and/or translating vital documents into languages spoken by LEP populations. Translation of vital documents would be required if LEP residents make up at least 3 percent of the population...

Friday, July 17, 2015

“I was disappointed to learn about the introduction of anti-sanctuary city legislation in the state legislature this week. I believe that our local jurisdictions should have the ability to do more to be welcoming and safe communities for all. This proposal is a step backward. Police should be able to focus on stopping and solving crimes in our local communities, not checking immigration papers.

“Law enforcement experts across the country have pointed out that sanctuary...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and colleagues today hosted 75 attendees at a water affordability and safety hearing at the state Capitol to hear from residents and community organizations about the water issues affecting their communities. Chang hosted the hearing along with Reps. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) and LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit). Other legislators attending were Reps. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills), Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights), Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights), Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and Reps....

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