News From Rep. Pagan

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) joined with the Asian Pacific American Legislative Caucus today for a presentation on Fred Korematsu, a Japanese-American who refused to go to an internment camp during World War II. Karen Korematsu, executive director of the Korematsu Institute and daughter of Mr. Korematsu, attended the presentation to serve on a panel of other experts in Asian Pacific American topics.

“As a member of the Asian Pacific American Legislative Caucus,...

State Representative Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) is pictured with Karen Korematsu, executive director of the Korematsu Institute and daughter of Fred Korematsu.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, middle-class families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, Wayne County Democratic representatives said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Snyder’s failed agenda, the representatives said it’s time to create a Michigan that works for school kids, college students, families, seniors and small-business owners who are being left behind...

State Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) attended the 2016 State of the State address at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, with special guest Adrienne Quinn, a teacher at Discovery Middle School.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) will be continuing her twice-monthly coffee hours in 2016. Rep. Pagan’s public coffee hours will be held on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Panera Bread, 41950 Ford Road in Canton, and on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Leo’s Coney Island, 9624 Belleville Road in Belleville.

Rep. Pagan is committed to working with the people of the 21st...

Thursday, December 17, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) introduced today House Bill 5174, which would prohibit the use and sale of coal-tar based products in Michigan. Coal tar sealants, which are commonly used to seal driveways, parking lots and playgrounds, release a class of chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), some of which are highly toxic and known to cause birth defects and cancer. The bill comes just days after the Van Buren Township Board of...

Thursday, December 17, 2015

During a late-night session, the House and Senate passed Senate Bill 13, which would eliminate the straight-party voting option on Michigan’s ballots. This bill has been particularly controversial, as the elimination of straight-ticket voting has been passed twice in Michigan’s history, and both times been repealed through voter referendum. In order to prevent voters from repealing this bill, House Republicans attached an appropriation of $5 million, making it referendum-proof.

The House Elections Committee heard several hours...