News From Rep. Neeley

Friday, January 6, 2017

FLINT — State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) expressed his sincere gratitude today after Gov. Rick Snyder signed his House Bill 5120 into law. HB 5120 was introduced in response to Flint’s water supply being contaminated with lead and represents a positive step forward in recovering from that crisis.

“I am extremely grateful to the governor and his administration for their ongoing cooperation in remedying what truly is a humanitarian crisis,” said Neeley. “This is an...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LANSING – The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) vehemently opposes House Bill 6066, and urges the Michigan Senate to reject legislation that will ultimately suppress the voting rights of Michigan’s poor and elderly citizens.

The bill, passed last night by the Michigan House of Representatives on a predominantly 57-50 partisan vote, requires voters who fail to produce a photo ID on Election Day to do so within 10 days, or have their ballots disqualified. They...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LANSING — A new mobile app and website funded by Google.org has been built for residents of Flint and officials within the city to navigate the ongoing water crisis. The app, Mywater-Flint for Android and found online at Mywater-Flint.com, was created by researchers at the University of Michigan’s Flint and Ann Arbor campuses.

“While the attention on our community’s continued crisis has quieted down, I am extremely grateful that the researchers at the University...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

LANSING — Michigan House Democrats will fight back vigorously against attacks on the retiree health care promises made to police, fire fighters and other county and municipal workers in the current lame duck session, Democratic members of the House Local Government Committee said today. Under a 13-bill plan introduced late Wednesday afternoon, retirement health care promises made to local government employees — even ones outlined in labor contracts — will be voided if health care...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

State Representatives Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) and Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) called on former Flint emergency manager Darnell Earley to withdraw the billing of his attorney fees to the city of Flint and for the state to intercede on the grounds that Earley has no authority or right to make such a request.

“We’ve seen Mr. Earley show his incompetence in his job as the governor’s appointed emergency manager for the city of Flint and Detroit schools,...

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