News From Rep. Chang

Thursday, October 22, 2015

LANSING — Bills that take aim at the ongoing problem of gun violence in Michigan were the subject of a press conference held today in Lansing. State Representatives Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak), Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) outlined their common-sense gun safety measures and called for action on their legislation.

“We’ve seen too many children die, too many parents grieve, too many neighbors witness firsthand the scourge of...

Monday, October 19, 2015

LANSING – Members of the House Detroit Democratic Caucus responded today to Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to fix the Detroit Public Schools, announced at a press conference this morning, by saying they are ready to work together on a solution but that it must include local control of Detroit’s schools.

“The Detroit Caucus and I are committed to finding a solution to improve our Detroit Public Schools so that we can find solutions to improve...

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...

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