Gordie Howe bridge plan aimed at setting 'new benchmark' for community benefits

// on Mon, Jun 17 2019 / Article

The powers overseeing construction of the long-delayed Gordie Howe International Bridge built a community benefits strategy over four years that’s aimed at setting a precedent for how big projects engage with affected residents. The deal has two parts: workforce development and neighborhood infrastructure, officials said… Read More

Selfie observation decks, bike rack contest part of Gordie Howe bridge perks

// on Mon, Jun 17 2019 / Article

The team building the Gordie Howe International Bridge announced Friday a significant package of community benefits to aid the communities in Windsor and southwest Detroit most impacted by the project. Among the dozens of pieces, the package includes initiatives for job training and hiring, for… Read More

Chang on Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan

// on Fri, Jun 14 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement after the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority today announced they would commit to providing community benefits such as home repair, workforce training, street enhancements and more for the Delray and Southwest Detroit communities.  “I am… Read More

Chang working to protect air quality from corporate polluters

// on Tue, May 21 2019 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has reintroduced two bills to increase transparency in the air quality permitting process and protect residents from dangerous toxic substances impacting their health. She introduced the bills in recognition that the month of May is Air Quality and Asthma Awareness Month. Read More

Chang bill improves tax law on cohabitation

// on Thu, May 9 2019 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) today introduced legislation to remove part of a 1931 law that punishes unmarried couples living together and prohibits qualified residents from claiming a dependent exemption on their federal taxes. Senate Bill 308 would strike section 335 of the… Read More

Sen. Chang: Responsibility is Essential For Auto Insurance Law

// on Wed, May 8 2019 / Press release

Sen. Chang (D-Detroit) said that proposals such as Senate Bill 1 are a step backwards. This bill does considerable harm to our communities and we must do better. Read More

Chang on community benefits, environmental protections regarding FCA plant expansion in Detroit

// on Wed, Apr 24 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement about Detroit community members’ concerns related to a planned plant expansion by Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) in the city.  “The FCA expansion will bring a tremendous number of jobs to our state and city, and I… Read More

Sen. Chang on closure of controversial Detroit incinerator

// on Wed, Mar 27 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) today issued the following statement after the Detroit Renewable Power announced it would shut down after 33 years of use. The incinerator — near the interchange of I-75 and I-94 — has exceeded pollution emissions standards more than 750 times and… Read More

Michigan senators fight for clean, affordable water

// on Fri, Mar 22 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Detroit-area Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Paul Wojno (D-Warren) have introduced legislation to establish shutoff protections, create an affordability plan for water, and decriminalize water reconnection for World Water Day, which is celebrated on March 22. “Too many Michigan residents are struggling to… Read More

Nassar-inspired bills reemerge in Michigan legislature

// on Wed, Mar 20 2019 / Article

Sen. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit, supported the laws that passed as a state representative. But the legislature needs to go further to ensure a Nassar-like situation can’t happen again. “I think the piece that’s been missing from a lot of the conversation in terms of bills… Read More

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