Thursday, October 15, 2015

LANSING — Genesee County Democrats in the House came out in opposition today to a bill that would mandate retention without parental consent of third graders who have trouble reading. The reason for the opposition is due to the legislation being harmful to children, and taking away local control without providing resources to local districts.

“I voted no on this bill because of the unnecessary harm it will bring to many children,” said Rep. Pam...

Monday, September 28, 2015

CLIO – State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) has scheduled office hours to enable residents to discuss thoughts and suggestions for improving state government or to get help with issues involving specific state agencies. 

Rep. Faris represents citizens living in Clio, Davison, Montrose and Otisville as well as the townships of Davison, Forest, Genesee, Montrose, Richfield, Thetford and Vienna.

Her office hours are at the following times and locations:

  • Friday, Oct. 2, from 9-10 a.m., at
  • ...
Thursday, July 2, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) introduced House Bill 4785 today to eliminate state fees some disabled veterans have to pay when they give or receive the gift of a specially equipped vehicle to transport persons with disabilities.

HB 4785 will eliminate some of the struggles numerous veterans face while trying to support themselves. The bill would help easily transfer the title on the vehicle from the previous owner to the new owner, disposing of...

Thursday, July 2, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) introduced a bill today to update the war monuments at the Capitol Building. This bill would provide for construction that updates the current memorials and the addition of a new memorial honoring the contributions of Michigan women.

“The participation of women in war has increased significantly and their efforts should not go unnoticed. Women have been nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies in all branches of the armed...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

LANSING—Senator Coleman A. Young II (D–Detroit) and Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) announced joint legislation today that they will be introducing to increase the minimum wage for tipped workers in Michigan. At today’s event, the legislators were joined by numerous service workers, supportive business owners and community groups all looking to establish “one fair wage” for all Michigan workers.

“As public servants, it is our job and our responsibility to help raise people up, to fight...

Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) introduces legislation that would eventually raise the lower minimum wage for tipped workers in Michigan to the full minimum wage at a press conference held at the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.