News From Rep. Pagan

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wage discrimination is an issue across the nation, but here in Michigan, the problem is worse than in most other states. According to data from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Michigan ranks 36thin pay equity in the nation. White women who work full-time in Michigan earn nearly 30 percent less, on average, than their male counterparts. That equates to roughly $13,000 in annual earnings lost. The statistics on the wage gap for women of color...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

State Representative Kristy Pagan released the following today:

Next week, I am holding a community conversation to a facilitate discussion and seek input from residents about the state of education in Michigan. This event is free and open to the public. Advocating for a strong education plan locally and making Michigan a top-10 education state in the country continues to be my top priority. I hope you will join me:

  • Tuesday, October 13, at 7
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

LANSING – As October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, members of the Progressive Women's Legislative Caucus are urging their Republican colleagues that a package of bills aimed at combating domestic violence has languished in the Legislature for half a year. The measures would give survivors of domestic violence the tools they need to escape violent situations and seek justice.

“Domestic violence is a serious problem in Michigan, and people who are trapped in abusive...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

On Monday, Sept. 21, I hosted a forum at the Canton Township Hall with a focus on education. The goal of the forum was to give students, parents, teachers, administrators and elected officials the opportunity to jointly discuss the achievements of our education system, and the challenges it faces, both locally and at the state level.

The forum featured several special guests from the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools (P-CCS) community: Superintendent Michael Meissen, Board of Education...

State Representative Kristy Pagan (D-Canton), left, listens as a panelist discusses education issues on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 at the Canton Township Hall.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CANTON — State Representative Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) is holding a community conversation to a facilitate discussion and seek input from residents about the state of education in Michigan. This event is free and open to the public.

“Advocating for a strong education plan locally and making Michigan a top-10 education state in the country continues to be my top priority. I hope you will join me at my upcoming education town hall forum,” Pagan said....

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