News From Rep. Chang

Friday, January 20, 2017

“I am disappointed that the state School Reform Office continues to threaten schools with closure when we have clearly failed to invest in our schools so our students can get a proper education. The governor even has a study on his desk that says we are underfunding our schools by $1,200 per student. Schools — including Ann Visger Elementary School, the River Rouge school in my district which is on this list — can succeed...

Friday, January 20, 2017

LANSING — Several members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus will be among the 7,500 people anticipated to converge on the Michigan State Capitol on Saturday afternoon to take a stand against the legislative agenda of President Donald Trump and extremist Republicans in Washington and Lansing. The Women’s March on Lansing is a sister event of the Women’s March on Washington, which is expected to draw 200,000 or more participants to Washington, D.C., on the same...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

DETROIT — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) joined her House colleagues today to open the new legislative session at the swearing-in ceremony Chang was sworn in by state Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack. She was joined by her parents, Sarolina and Lien Chang, her husband, Sean M. Gray, and their 17 month -old daughter.             

“My team and I are already back to work fighting for clean affordable water for Detroiters and all Michiganders,...

Friday, December 30, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) said today that the proposed consent decree between Michigan and U.S. Steel is a good start, but there are aspects that should be strengthened so there would be a greater positive impact on the communities that have suffered from pollution caused by the company’s violations of the federal Clean Air Act. 

“Air quality and the resulting public health concerns are the top priority for my district — House...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and state Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren) said today that they are pleased that their bills to compensate people who are wrongfully imprisoned are moving closer to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk for his signature.

“I’m glad my colleagues agree that it is our responsibility to make sure that we compensate those who have been wrongfully incarcerated,” Chang said. “Currently, exonerees are simply released without any assistance in obtaining shelter,...

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