News From Rep. Phelps

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) celebrated the passage of a bill package that will ensure ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft adhere to the same state regulations that taxis and limousines are currently held to. House Bills 4637 and 4639-4641 were voted out of the Senate last Thursday and proceeded to pass out of the House today. Phelps sponsored HB 4641 in the bill package.

“I am pleased that my colleagues agreed, in...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

State Representatives Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) and Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) called on former Flint emergency manager Darnell Earley to withdraw the billing of his attorney fees to the city of Flint and for the state to intercede on the grounds that Earley has no authority or right to make such a request.

“We’ve seen Mr. Earley show his incompetence in his job as the governor’s appointed emergency manager for the city of Flint and Detroit schools,...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

State Representatives Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) introduced a package of four bills today to address various concerns stemming from the Flint water crisis, as the legislators work to correct several problems in state government that led to the humanitarian catastrophe in the community.

Rep. Phelps introduced two of the bills — instituting an emergency response plan to create clear guidelines for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Michigan Department of Health...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) introduced House Resolution 241, commemorating March 2016 as American Red Cross Month in the state of Michigan. The resolution recognizes and appreciates the Red Cross for its accomplishments in emergency response and disaster relief. HR 241 was adopted by the Michigan House of Representatives today.

“I’ve witnessed firsthand the work that the Red Cross has been doing in Flint, and I commend their extraordinary efforts,” Plawecki said....

Friday, February 26, 2016

LANSING — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), and State Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) announced today that they are introducing legislation to restore citizen oversight commissions for air pollution and water quality that were abolished by former Governor John Engler in 1991.

          Rep. Chang’s bill would restore an Air Pollution Control Commission to oversee various functions of the MDEQ including the issuance or modification of existing permits and acting on complaints...