News From Rep. Pagan

Thursday, January 18, 2018

LANSING — Members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus introduced House Resolution 229 and Senate Resolution 121 today in recognition of the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade on Jan. 22, 1973. The court set precedent when it ruled that the U.S. Constitution safeguards a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions, and that government should not intrude in the most private and personal family matters.

“This historic ruling 45 years...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

LANSING —US Ecology’s Michigan Disposal Waste Treatment Plant and landfill in Van Buren Township is seeking to expand its hazardous waste storage and treatment capacities, conduct treatment outside of its treatment tanks, and add two new waste streams for the treatment of dioxins and wastes containing sulfides. In response to the request, state Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) issued the following statement encouraging residents to submit comment to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality:

“This issue...

Monday, January 15, 2018

CANTON — State Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) will hold her first of two coffee hours for the month of January on Monday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Canton Administration Building, 1150 S. Canton Center Road. Please note this coffee hour will be meeting in Room C of the Canton Administration Building this month.

Rep. Pagan’s second coffee hour for the month of January will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m....

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

LANSING — Today, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the 3 percent of teacher pay illegally held back by the Snyder-Schuette administration must be refunded. The ruling follows an earlier decision declaring the law that allowed the hold to be unconstitutional. In response, state Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) issued the following statement:

“I applaud the Michigan Supreme Court for doing the right thing for our state’s teachers and school employees. It is shameful that...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

LANSING — Just last week, hundreds of police officers and firefighters rallied against proposals from Republican legislators and the Snyder-Schuette administration which would have gutted health care and pension benefits for municipal employees. Tonight, House Democrats voted to save the earned benefits of Michigan’s retired first responders and local public employees. In response, state Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) issued the following statement:

“Police officers, firefighters and first responders are on the front lines defending our...