News From Rep. Phelps

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives voted on House Resolution 234 calling on Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon to resign or be removed by the Board of Trustees. In response to his yes-vote, state Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) issued the following response:

“I’m glad my Republican colleagues now see that if you oversee a system that fails people, you should be held accountable. It’s imperative we listen to anyone who says they...

Friday, January 19, 2018

LANSING — On Nov. 21, 2017, the city of Flint approved of a contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) as the city’s primary water source for the next 30 years, with the Genesee County Drain Commissioner (GCDC) serving as the city’s backup water source. As a result of that vote, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a letter on Dec. 12, 2017, notifying the city of Flint, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

LANSING — Last week, hundreds of current and retired first responders, firefighters and police officers joined with representatives from municipal organizations and Democratic legislators to rally against legislation that would strip these retirees of their hard-earned health care protections. When faced with this legislation on the floor, Democrats successfully negotiated with House leadership to adjust the bill’s language to reflect recommendations that both municipal groups as well as labor groups could agree on.

“Our firefighters and police...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators are considering efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) issued the following statement: 

“Many of us can’t imagine going to work and doing what our police and firefighters do day in and day out. To consider robbing them of the health care benefits that they have earned is simply wrong. I will continue...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

LANSING — Yesterday, state Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) recognized newly elected Flint city councilmember Santino Guerra on the House floor at the state Capitol building. Councilman-elect Guerra is the youngest person in Flint to ever hold this position. In response, Rep. Phelps issued the following statement:

“I could not have been more proud to recognize Councilman-elect Guerra’s impressive achievement on the House floor yesterday. Especially in today’s politically charged environment, it is more important than...

Suggested photo caption: State Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) hosts newly elected Flint city councilmember Santino Guerra on the House floor at the state Capitol building in Lansing on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.