Sen. Chang on closure of controversial Detroit incinerator

// on March 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 March 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 March 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


Rashida Tlaib, elected officials call for $10M in Delray community benefits

// on March 19, 2019 / Article

Chang said she and others are speaking up before the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority makes decisions on its community benefit plans in the coming weeks. “This is a critical time as they collect input from our community and will be making important decisions,” Chang said. “We… Read More


Sen. Chang leads bipartisan effort to address sexual assault, harassment

// on March 15, 2019 / Press release

LANSING — A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation to prevent sexual assault by fixing loopholes in Michigan law that enabled Larry Nassar to prey on children and young women for decades, and to change the culture around sexual assault through education in schools. Read More


Sen. Chang applauds governor’s move toward clean water for all

// on March 5, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed investments for the Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget, which includes funding for increased investment in our communities, our schoolchildren and cleaning up the state’s drinking water systems. “Michigan needs to invest… Read More


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

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