News From Rep. Chang

Friday, June 23, 2017

“I am thrilled to support the agreement between the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan that will result in more than $48 million for neighborhood improvements and an optional residential relocation program, job training, health impact assessments and air quality monitoring for Southwest Detroit and Delray residents. This money comes from the city selling to the state parcels of land, underground assets and about 5 miles of city streets needed for the Gordie...

Monday, June 19, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Dave Pagel (R-Oronoko Township)are introducing a pair of bills recently in the Michigan House that would allow Michigan residents who maintain a home and meet the definition of residence in Michigan, but may not be citizens or able to prove lawful presence, to access operator’s licenses or state identification cards. This group includes not only undocumented workers and immigrants, but also elderly people, particularly those of rural origins...

Friday, June 16, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) said today that she in communication with staff at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), city of Detroit Sustainability Office and the Detroit Audubon Society after hearing concerns from House District 6 constituents about the large number of ring-billed gulls, many of them juveniles, found dead on Jefferson Avenue near the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The ring-billed gulls have chosen this...

Friday, June 16, 2017

DETROIT — The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus has called for a moratorium on water shutoffs, a controversial practice the city continued this year targeting the nearly 18,000 residential customers with delinquent payments. Many of those facing imminent shut off have struggled to maintain their water payments in the face of billing issues with the city and rising costs.

 “Just as we’ve seen in Flint, when advocates are not on the ground to protect the interests...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) said today that she is in communication with staff at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), City of Detroit Sustainability Office, and the Detroit Audubon Society after hearing concerns from House District 6 constituents about the large number of ring-billed gulls, many of them juveniles, found dead on Jefferson Avenue near the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The ring-billed gulls have chosen...

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