News From Rep. Neeley

Friday, January 19, 2018

LANSING — On Nov. 21, 2017, the city of Flint approved of a contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) as the city’s primary water source for the next 30 years, with the Genesee County Drain Commissioner (GCDC) serving as the city’s backup water source. As a result of that vote, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a letter on Dec. 12, 2017, notifying the city of Flint, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators are considering efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) issued the following statement: 

“Instead of considering raiding the well-earned health care benefits of our police officers and firefighters, we should be looking at ways to address the root of the municipal budget crisis in Michigan. We need to better fund our local governments,...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

LANSING — Today, after weeks of inaction, Governor Snyder announced that he will only dock Michigan State Police (MSP) director Col. Kristie Kibby Etue five days of pay for her Facebook post that disparaged National Football League (NFL) players who “took a knee” during the pre-game national anthem to protest racial oppression and police brutality against African Americans.

“This administration continues to ignore the fact that Col. Etue’s post has seriously damaged her...

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...

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