News From Rep. Chang

Thursday, November 9, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. and Progressive Women’s Caucus Chairwoman Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and state Reps. and PWC members Pam Faris (D-Clio), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) and Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) expressed their concerns today with House Bill 4500, which would require an embryo or fetus be considered a “person” when counting the number of victims of a crime for the sentencing of criminal defendants. If passed, this bill would allow Michigan courts to treat pregnant women convicted of various crimes more harshly, whether they...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

LANSING — House Democrats filed a discharge petition to bring House Bill 5124, which would provide immediate auto insurance rate relief for seniors aged 62 and older, to the House floor for a vote. Republican leadership refused them the opportunity for the bill to be considered. In response, state Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) issued the following statement: 

“I am shocked that House Republicans refused to consider a bipartisan bill to lower auto no-fault insurance rates...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — Tonight, the House of Representatives voted down House Bill 5013, which would make sweeping changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. In response, state Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) issued the following statement: 

“Living in Detroit, I know the story of high auto insurance rates pretty well, and so I could not support House Bill 5013. My residents desperately need a break on their auto insurance rates. But a plan that guts benefits and...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D- Detroit) introduced House Bill 5116 recently to create the Air Quality Enforcement and Mitigation (AQEM) Fund that would send fines paid by companies back to the affected communities.

“Through my short time in the Legislature so far, I have lost count of all the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality hearings I have been to in my district. I heard loud and clear from my residents at these hearings...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

DETROIT —  State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and her office recently conducted a survey in order to gather data from residents regarding the Michigan Department of Transportation’s proposed I-375 project in House District 6.

MDOT is currently conducting an environmental review process regarding the I-375 freeway as part of its five-year plan, and reviewing six proposed alternatives, ranging from reconstructing I-375 as it is to bringing the freeway up to surface street level.

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