News From Rep. Neeley

Friday, September 22, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan State Police announced on Wednesday an official change in policy to prohibit certain vehicle pursuits for misdemeanor offenses. In response, state Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) issued the following statement:

“I am heartened to see that the Michigan State Police have adopted this new policy to refrain from vehicle pursuits for traffic violations or misdemeanor offenses. Without this policy in place, families have suffered tragic and often unnecessary losses, and my only...

Monday, September 18, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House Democratic Caucus and Michigan Legislative Black Caucus sent letters to the Michigan Civil Service Commission last week that ask commissioners to reject proposed rule changes that would rob state employees of many of their workers’ rights. The Commission will meet Sept. 20 to vote on the changes, which include ending civil servants’ ability to negotiate items such as overtime pay, seniority and grievances.

“Michigan’s hardworking civil servants go to work...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FLINT — State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) would like to invite residents to a health fair on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, 930 E. Myrtle Ave. in Flint. Vendors will be available to perform eye exams, hearing tests and blood pressure checks, and will provide assistance with enrolling in health insurance and present various meal prep demonstrations. In recognition of September as Sickle Cell Awareness Month,...

Friday, June 16, 2017

DETROIT — The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus has called for a moratorium on water shutoffs, a controversial practice the city continued this year targeting the nearly 18,000 residential customers with delinquent payments. Many of those facing imminent shut off have struggled to maintain their water payments in the face of billing issues with the city and rising costs.

 “Just as we’ve seen in Flint, when advocates are not on the ground to protect the interests...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

“In light of the charges filed against Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon today in connection with the Flint water crisis, I am calling on Gov. Rick Snyder to terminate Director Lyon immediately. My office began calling for an investigation into state officials involved in the Flint water crisis in September 2015, and we revisited these attempts more vigorously in February 2016 after Mr. Skidmore lost his life. How Gov. Snyder can...

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