State lawmakers fight decision to close EPA facility on Grosse Ile

// on Fri, Jun 21 2019 / Article

State lawmakers are fighting a decision to close an Environmental Protection Agency office on Grosse Ile. State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Twp.) introduced a resolution urging President Donald Trump and acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler to reverse their decision to close the EPA’s Large Lakes… Read More


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


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


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

// on Tue, Mar 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


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

// on Thu, Feb 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


Michigan state senator pushes to make Fort Wayne a National Park

// on Tue, Feb 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 Tue, Feb 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 Tue, Feb 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


Senate Democrats elect leaders

// on Wed, Dec 19 2018 / Article

Senator Jim Ananich, of Flint was elected Minority Leader, and Senator-elect Stephanie Change, of Detroit, will be Minority Floor Leader…   “This election, voters came out in record numbers to demand that we take our state in a new direction, and Senate Democrats are ready to… Read More

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