News From Rep. Chang

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

“We need solutions that are going to address the academic needs of our students on every level, in and out of the classroo. “What was the point of creating an entirely new district if we were not going to give DPSCD a real opportunity to provide a great education to our kids? Simply shutting a school down in a non-transparent process is not a solution. Detroit legislators, leaders and teachers have been trying to make...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

LANSING – State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit)  introduced a bill today 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 receive a drivers’ license. The bill would cover undocumented workers; immigrants; elderly people, particularly those of rural origins whose births may not have been properly recorded or whose records were lost; U.S. citizens born abroad...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) introduced legislation today that would repeal Michigan’s rent control prohibition and allow communities to enact policies to address the problems created by increasing rents.

“Senior citizens who are living on fixed incomes may be forced to move from apartments they’ve lived in for years because landlords are increasing their rents in cities like Detroit,” said Chang. “Some of the local officials in my district would like to write...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

“I am glad to see that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is holding Marathon Refinery in Detroit accountable for serious 2015 air pollution violations, but I believe that we need to demand more of this company. The incident that took place on May 9, 2015, resulted in Marathon emitting black smoke into the atmosphere for more than three hours, and violating the particulate matter emissions standard. Southwest Detroit, where the refinery is located,...

Friday, August 12, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has accepted an invitation from US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to serve on the agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee for a two-year term from July 15, 2016, through July 16, 2018. The committee provides advice and recommendations to the EPA administrator to help develop strong partnerships with local governments to deliver environmental services and programs.

“I am extremely honored to be appointed to this committee, and...

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