News From Rep. Pagan

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

LANSING — House Democrats resoundingly rejected the state omnibus budget tonight because it fails the families, seniors and students of Michigan. Rather than putting the people of Michigan first, it cuts vital programs and spends $3 million for additional state defense costs related to legal liabilities stemming from the Flint water crisis.

“I would have been happy to vote for a bill that matched the needs of the working families, seniors and young people of...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LANSING — A bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers, in addition to first lady Sue Snyder and outside advocates, held a press conference today at the state Capitol to speak about the problem of sexual assault, along with steps that legislators and advocates are taking to raise awareness, prevent sexual violence, and assist survivors.

“I am proud to be a part of the team that’s helping to put an end to sexual assault on and off...

State Representative Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) speaks at a press conference promoting sexual assault awareness on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the state Capitol in Lansing.
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...