Wednesday, August 30, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) is reminding constituents that students in grades 1-8 can still submit entry forms for her summer reading contest until Labor Day. Contest winners will be announced on Sept. 14.

“I could not be more pleased with the response that we have received from students becoming more engaged in reading throughout the summer,” Rep. Faris said. “Books can open up a world of imagination and creativity while also keeping...

Monday, July 17, 2017

LANSING — Today, House and Senate Democrats announced their “Michigan Jobs First” plan aimed at keeping jobs and tax dollars in Michigan. Unlike other states, the state of Michigan does not give any meaningful financial preference to Michigan businesses and workers in contracts, even though these homegrown businesses contribute far more to our economy than out-of-state firms. Only 78 percent of state dollars were spent on contracts to Michigan firms, according to a 2013...

Friday, June 16, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) and Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) are pleased to announce that the Legislature has approved Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) recommendations for awards in their districts. The city of Clio will receive $262,500, and an additional grant of $300,000 has been awarded to a section of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail within Genesee County.

The grant to the city of Clio is to be used to develop...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LANSING —Several Democratic members of the House and Senate in conjunction with the Progressive Women’s Caucus today introduced a package of bills that would reinstate and protect a woman’s right to reproductive health care. The legislation — sponsored by Reps. Pam Faris (D-Clio), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton), Christine Greig (D‐Farmington Hills), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Leslie Love (D-Detroit), and Sens. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) and Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) — would help Michigan women who have...

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