Sen. Chang on Senate vote against executive order, environmental justice

// on February 14, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) today released the following statement after the Michigan Senate voted along party lines to approveHouse Concurrent Resolution 1, striking down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-02, that would restructure the Michigan Department of… Read More


Attorney General considering formal opinion on controversial paid sick time, minimum wage laws

// on February 14, 2019 / Article

State Sen. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit, asked Nessel for a formal opinion on whether it was possible for the legislature could enact and amend a voter-initiated law in the same legislative session, and whether the actions taken to change the minimum wage and paid sick time… Read More


Sen. Chang requests AG opinion on ‘adopt and amend’ strategy

// on February 13, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) today sent a letter to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel requesting a formal opinion on ‘adopt and amend’ methods used by the 99th Legislature that significantly weakened the minimum wage and paid sick time citizen initiatives that were initially approved to… Read More


Sen. Chang on Gov. Whitmer’s plan to protect drinking water

// on February 12, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – State Sen. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, during which she spoke about Increasing access to clean, affordable water. “Michiganders should not have to worry about the quality of… Read More


Sen. Chang introduces bill for commonsense rating factors for auto insurance

// on February 6, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would bring transparency to how Michigan auto insurance companies set drivers’ insurance rates and require them to consider driving-related factors first, and weight them more heavily than other variables. Senate Bill… Read More


Michigan state senator pushes to make Fort Wayne a National Park

// on February 5, 2019 / Article

Detroit is one of a few major U.S. cities that does not have a National Park within city limits but a state senator has started a change.org petition to change that. Stephanie Chang started the petition to restore Detroit’s historic Fort Wayne as a national park.  https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/michigan-state-senator-pushes-to-make-fort-wayne-a-national-park… Read More


Whitmer reorganizes state departments; puts spotlight on environmental justice

// on February 5, 2019 / Article

“I am optimistic that Gov. Whitmer’s directive to reorganize MDEQ and create an Office of the Environmental Justice Public Advocate will allow an opportunity for environmental justice issues to be addressed — and for wrongs to be righted — for communities disproportionately impacted by pollution,… Read More


Michigan state senator starts petition to revitalize Historic Fort Wayne as national park

// on February 5, 2019 / Article

Michigan State Senator Stephanie Chang began a petition to support the revitalization of Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne as a national park. https://www.wxyz.com/news/michigan-state-senator-starts-petition-to-revitalize-historic-fort-wayne-as-national-park… Read More


Sen. Chang and Council Member Castañeda-López seek to revitalize Historic Fort Wayne as urban national park

// on February 5, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) and Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López are on a mission to restore history and preserve a treasured jewel in Detroit that has long been neglected. The pair is urging the City of Detroit to deed Historic Fort Wayne to… Read More


Sen. Chang on governor restructuring environmental agency

// on February 4, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – State Sen. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) today issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders to create the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy and reorganize the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) under it. “There are too many… Read More

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