Tuesday, April 26, 2016

“I extend my deepest sympathy to Farmington Hills Mayor Pro Tem Valerie Knol and her family on the passing of her husband, Paul Welday. Mr. Welday was an active community member, including serving as the treasurer of the Farmington Youth Assistance, an organization dedicated to serving the youth in our community. Our community mourns his passing.”

Thursday, March 17, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) and Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) introduced legislation today that would help small businesses attract customers to local downtowns and shopping districts. House Bills 5485 and 5486 would allow specially designated merchants (SDMs) to, with the approval of their local government, obtain “patio permits” to serve beer and wine in a designated outdoor area.

“For example, a local shop selling wine and cheese could allow customers to consume...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

“I’m proud to support legislation that ensures both the dignity and the safety of students, especially those with special needs. This legislation codifies existing policies set by the State Board of Education into law, extending further legal protection to vulnerable children. As a member of the Disabilities Awareness Caucus, I look forward to seeing these bills advanced through the Legislature and signed into law.”

Friday, February 12, 2016

LANSING — Michigan House Democratic Floor Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) named state Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) Assistant Democratic Floor Leader for the remainder of the 2015-16 legislative session. Rep. Greig replaces former Rep. Derek Miller, who recently resigned after being appointed to serve as the Macomb County Treasurer.

“Rep. Greig has shown herself to be a forward-thinking leader in the Democratic caucus here in Lansing, and has brought a fresh perspective to many...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights), Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Tom Cochran (D-Mason), Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon) and Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) announced legislation today to increase safeguards on new fracking operations. Nic Clark of Michigan Clean Water Action and Mike Berkowitz of the Michigan Sierra Club joined the representatives at their press conference.

The eight-bill package addresses the risks of high volume hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known...