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...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), John Chirkun (D-Roseville) and Pam Faris (D-Clio) worked to protect local school districts from state takeover with the so-called “early warning” legislative package. The legislators offered amendments in the House Financial Liability Reform Committee to House Bills 4325 and 4327, two bills in the six-bill package, aimed at giving schools more tools and local input to deal with fiscal distress. Republicans rejected all the amendments, and the...

Monday, March 30, 2015

CLIO — State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio), a member of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, is pleased to announce that the Genesee County Department of Veterans Services has been awarded a $15,000 grant by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). The money is to be used to hire an additional permanent full-time accredited county veterans counselor.

“I am thrilled to see needed money go to Genesee County to help our veterans services,” Faris...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) and state Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor) introduced legislation in the House and Senate today to establish a “Women’s Health” fundraising license plate.

“These bills will allow citizens to support the various organizations in our state that offer important health care services to support the well-being of Michigan women and children, especially lower-income women or those without adequate health care,” said Sen. Hopgood. “These groups provide practical and essential...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

LANSING – After enough signatures were turned in last week and then certified today, a petition requiring women to buy additional health insurance to cover abortions heads to the state Legislature for approval. Michigan Right to Life spearheaded the petition drive. The Legislature has 40 days to approve, reject or do nothing with the ballot initiative. If they and the state Senate approve it and it becomes law, it would require women to buy the...

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