News From Rep. Neeley

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...

Friday, February 26, 2016

“I have sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette to ask whether an official, in the course of his or her duties, withholding information that leads to death or physical harm rises to the level of a criminal act. In light of the new information we received after this latest release of emails from the Snyder administration, we need to know whether criminal charges are warranted when death and bodily harm are the result....

Thursday, February 18, 2016

LANSING — Today, the House passed Senate Bill 136, a supplemental appropriations bill that would allocate $30 million to pay some of the cost of water bills owed to the city of Flint by its residents. Unfortunately, this bill would only cover up to 65 percent of the water portion of bills owed by individuals, meaning the community’s residents would still have to pay for some of the lead-laced water they were unable to drink...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

“This is the biggest health crisis to hit Michigan, and one of the men behind the beginnings of this problem has gone into hiding, refusing to appear to answer questions about his role. Emergency Manager Darnell Earley’s refusal is one instance in many of how he believes he is above the law, and he shows no signs of stepping away from his defective position.

“He has become a political fugitive, now a member of Gov....

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) praised the news that Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has decided to step down from his post effective Feb. 29. He has served as the EM for the financially-troubled district since January 2015, but has made no positive impact in his role.

“I cannot say much on the positive side in terms of Darnell Earley’s tenure, both in the city of Flint and with DPS,...

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