News From Rep. Neeley

Thursday, October 15, 2015

LANSING — Genesee County Democrats in the House came out in opposition today to a bill that would mandate retention without parental consent of third graders who have trouble reading. The reason for the opposition is due to the legislation being harmful to children, and taking away local control without providing resources to local districts.

“I voted no on this bill because of the unnecessary harm it will bring to many children,” said Rep. Pam...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

FLINT – At a press conference this morning, Gov. Rick Snyder said that the city of Flint will return to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) line for water service. The move is due to concerns over lead contamination since Flint switched over to its own water source from the Flint River.

The cost to reconnect with the DWSD would amount to $12 million. Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the Legislature to approve a...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) and Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) will honor former state Rep. Vera B. Rison on the House Floor on Thursday during session. Rison died at the age of 76 on Aug. 31 following a battle with illness.

“Vera was a force in the city of Flint, for its people and the community as a whole,” Neeley said. “She was always there to help her neighbors through any situation. No one...

Monday, October 5, 2015

“I am pleased to announce that the Genesee County Community Action Resource Department will distribute 1800 water filters to the Flint Housing Authority for installation in residences. This has been a cooperative effort of state, local and community partners and I am happy to have helped facilitate bringing these partners together on this project. Flint residents deserve clean, safe and drinkable water. This isn’t a solution to the water crisis affecting Flint, but it is...

Friday, October 2, 2015

LANSING — Local experts and community leaders provided details this morning about how water filters would be distributed to Flint residents, and demonstrated how to install them. This assistance comes on the heels of $105,000 in combined donations for water filters announced yesterday by United Way, General Motors and the Making Our Children Smile Foundation.

City of Flint residents looking to obtain a filter should contact County Health Department at (810) 257-2158.

State legislators who...