News From Rep. Pagan

Thursday, November 9, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. and Progressive Women’s Caucus Chairwoman Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and state Reps. and PWC members Pam Faris (D-Clio), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) and Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) expressed their concerns today with House Bill 4500, which would require an embryo or fetus be considered a “person” when counting the number of victims of a crime for the sentencing of criminal defendants. If passed, this bill would allow Michigan courts to treat pregnant women convicted of various crimes more harshly, whether they...

Friday, November 3, 2017

LANSING — A bipartisan group of legislators in the House recently proposed a set of no-fault reforms that would significantly lower auto insurance rates in Michigan while maintaining quality coverage for drivers. The Fair and Affordable No-Fault Reform bill package is being proposed as an alternative to the insurance industry-backed plan, House Bill 5013, which failed to gain sufficient support in a vote last night in the House.

“It is no secret that Michigan residents...

Monday, October 9, 2017

LANSING — Throughout the month of October, members of the Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus will be working with their colleagues in the state Legislature on policies to better support victims and survivors of domestic violence in the state of Michigan. Last week, state Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) introduced and the House adopted House Resolution 167 to declare October 2017 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. 

“Domestic violence is a serious problem...

State Reps. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) and Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) wear purple to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month on the House floor in Lansing on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

“Michigan ranks dead last in ethics and transparency, receiving an ‘F’ rating from the independent Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity. Yet this week, the Republican majority accelerated the legislative process to allow more secret campaign contributions into our elections. Senate Bills 335 and 336 allow candidates for office to solicit unlimited contributions to independent expenditure committees, or ‘super PACs,’ to coordinate with the candidate seeking office. This means the same candidate can reach...