News From Rep. Neeley

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Reps. Banks, Neeley Announce Urban Workgroup

Local officials, legislators to work together on new urban policies

LANSING — State Representative and Detroit Caucus Chair Brian Banks (D-Detroit) and state Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) joined with members of the House Democratic Caucus and local elected officials representing Michigan’s urban communities today at a Lansing press conference to announce the creation of an urban workgroup to develop state level policy goals for these communities.

"Too often, we...

State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) speaks at a Lansing press conference with legislators and local elected officials on Thursday, April 28, announcing the formation of a new Urban Policy Workgroup to bring together legislators and local elected officials to work on legislation and policies.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

“It’s unconscionable to think that we have civil service employees in charge of testing the water that we drink, cook with and bathe in that would allegedly falsify results. In America, the presumption of innocent until proven guilty holds true. However, at the very minimum, this is a breach of public trust, and individuals in both Flint and across the state are questioning those still in power with these departments.

“The bigger question the public...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

State Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) reacted to Gov. Rick Snyder’s action plan on Flint released Monday, by saying there needs to be more of a focus on seniors and those with illnesses in the city. The plan does not adequately address these areas.

“No one can be left behind in the Flint water crisis, but the governor doesn’t seem to understand that in his recent action plan,” Neeley said. “Our senior citizens and those already...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

State Representatives Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) introduced a package of four bills today to address various concerns stemming from the Flint water crisis, as the legislators work to correct several problems in state government that led to the humanitarian catastrophe in the community.

Rep. Phelps introduced two of the bills — instituting an emergency response plan to create clear guidelines for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Michigan Department of Health...

Friday, February 26, 2016

LANSING — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), and State Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) announced today that they are introducing legislation to restore citizen oversight commissions for air pollution and water quality that were abolished by former Governor John Engler in 1991.

          Rep. Chang’s bill would restore an Air Pollution Control Commission to oversee various functions of the MDEQ including the issuance or modification of existing permits and acting on complaints...