News From Rep. Neeley

Thursday, March 16, 2017

“I am extremely grateful for the partnership that led to the Michigan Strategic Fund awarding Huntington Bank with a grant to create 60 new jobs in the city of Flint. This $5.4 million investment will help to revive Flint’s downtown, not only boosting our local and state economy, but also boosting the community’s spirit. It is heartening to know that companies recognize the dedication and resilience of Flint workers, and I am pleased to welcome...

Friday, February 10, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), along with state Senate Democratic Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and Sens. Hoon Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor) and Coleman Young II (D-Detroit) introduced legislation today to restore citizen oversight commissions for air pollution, water quality and oil and gas. Michigan had air and water quality commissions at one time, but they were abolished by former Gov. John Engler in 1991....

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) elected its eight remaining officers today during an early afternoon Special Call meeting held in the state Capitol building. The body elected the following members to serve as officers:

  • State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), executive vice chair
  • State Sen. Vincent Gregory (D-Lathrup Village), first vice chair
  • State Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit), second vice chair
  • State Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), secretary
  • State Rep. Wendell L. Byrd (D-Detroit), treasurer
  • ...
Thursday, January 26, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) introduced today the first group of bills in a bipartisan package that will ensure access to clean, safe and affordable water in Michigan. The bills were outlined as necessary steps to take in the report issued in October 2016 by the Joint Select Committee on the Flint Water Emergency chaired by state Sen. Jim Stamas (R-Midland).


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) was elected yesterday to lead the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus for the 2017-18 session. Rep. Neeley was initially elected in January 2015 as MLBC’s first vice chair, but assumed the chairmanship after the duly-elected chairman, state Sen. Virgil Smith, stepped down.

“We’re moving forward in a positive and unified way,” Neeley said. “We’re focused on tackling the challenges of our urban communities and working toward a better quality...