News From Rep. Pagan

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LANSING — The House version of the state’s general omnibus budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year was passed during session today and included was an amendment offered by state Representative Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) to help provide comprehensive services for sexual assault survivors. The bill passed the House and now goes to the Senate for consideration.

“Specialized sexual assault comprehensive service programs offer the support, counseling, advocacy and other essential services needed to help heal those...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

House Democrats are applauding the bipartisan effort to pass a budget proposal out of the House Appropriations Committee today. While noting there is still room for improvement on the current proposal, House Democrats see adoption of several of their amendments as a positive sign moving forward in the negotiation process.

“I am happy that cooperation in the Appropriations Committee has yielded some good results. This is an important marker in the progress toward protecting seniors,...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) offered three amendments during today’s meeting of the House Appropriations Committee. All three amendments dealt with improving the lives of Michigan children and their families. Unfortunately, all three amendments failed..

“I am frustrated and disappointed that my amendments, which would have brought more money to assist Michigan’s most vulnerable families, kept better accounting of how we are spending allocated dollars, and helped low-income families with the support they...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

“I wholeheartedly support the State Board of Education’s continued discussion over a draft guidance to make students feel safe and welcome in Michigan schools. Allowing young people to use the name, pronouns and restrooms that conform to their gender identity is a move in the right direction. Continuing to advocate for inclusive policies like these will attract and retain young professionals and families. Which is why, today, I did not support the amendment offered during...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

LANSING — During the month of March, state Representative Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) will be visiting schools throughout Canton, Belleville and Van Buren Township to help celebrate March is Reading Month. On Friday, she read to classrooms at Bentley Elementary School and Miller Elementary School, and on Monday, she was at Edgemont Elementary and Canton Charter Academy. She will be continuing her visits with stops at Tyler Elementary, Crescent International Academy, Walker-Winter Elementary School, Dodson Elementary...

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