News From Rep. Chang

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...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, Detroit families continue to struggle under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, said Detroit Caucus Chairman Brian Banks (D-Detroit) and caucus members Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) and Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit). Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, Detroit legislators said it’s time to create a Michigan...

Friday, January 8, 2016

DETROIT– On Jan. 8, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) is opening a 30 day public comment period regarding the Detroit International Bridge Company’s (DIBC) application for a permit for the Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project. State Representative Stephanie Chang and Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López, along with more than 100 residents who signed an online petition which will be sent to the USCG today, are requesting that the USCG (1), host a public hearing and informational...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Assistant Democratic Leader Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) sent a letter to Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley today asking him to retain bilingual clerical staff in six Southwest Detroit schools: Western International High School, Maybury Elementary, Bennett Elementary, Roberto Clemente Academy, Clippert Academy and Earhart Middle School. Earley has indicated that he plans to cut these staff members.

“All of these schools serve a large population...

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