News From Rep. Neeley

Thursday, December 1, 2016

LANSING — Michigan House Democrats will fight back vigorously against attacks on the retiree health care promises made to police, fire fighters and other county and municipal workers in the current lame duck session, Democratic members of the House Local Government Committee said today. Under a 13-bill plan introduced late Wednesday afternoon, retirement health care promises made to local government employees — even ones outlined in labor contracts — will be voided if health care...

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, April 28, 2016

Reps. Banks, Neeley Announce Urban Workgroup

Local officials, legislators to work together on new urban policies

LANSING — State Representative and Detroit Caucus Chair Brian Banks (D-Detroit) and state Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) joined with members of the House Democratic Caucus and local elected officials representing Michigan’s urban communities today at a Lansing press conference to announce the creation of an urban workgroup to develop state level policy goals for these communities.

"Too often, we...

State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) speaks at a Lansing press conference with legislators and local elected officials on Thursday, April 28, announcing the formation of a new Urban Policy Workgroup to bring together legislators and local elected officials to work on legislation and policies.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

“It’s unconscionable to think that we have civil service employees in charge of testing the water that we drink, cook with and bathe in that would allegedly falsify results. In America, the presumption of innocent until proven guilty holds true. However, at the very minimum, this is a breach of public trust, and individuals in both Flint and across the state are questioning those still in power with these departments.

“The bigger question the public...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

State Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) reacted to Gov. Rick Snyder’s action plan on Flint released Monday, by saying there needs to be more of a focus on seniors and those with illnesses in the city. The plan does not adequately address these areas.

“No one can be left behind in the Flint water crisis, but the governor doesn’t seem to understand that in his recent action plan,” Neeley said. “Our senior citizens and those already...