Senate District 1 Update

// on Thu, Feb 4 2021 / Email

February 4, 2021 Friends,  I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe. I just wanted to connect with you about some upcoming events and a few important legislative and community updates below. UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Feb. 12: Virtual Coffee… Read More


Chang responds to Governor’s State of the State address, reiterates need for Legislature to pass Michigan COVID Recovery Plan

// on Thu, Jan 28 2021 / Press release

DETROIT (Jan. 27, 2021) — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, during which she urged legislators to pass the Michigan COVID Recovery Plan:   “For almost a year now, our frontline workers in Detroit and across our state have… Read More


Senator Chang on Majority Leader Shirkey’s Racist Remarks

// on Wed, Jan 20 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 19, 2021) — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement in response to recent remarks made by Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey(R-Clarklake) in which he referred to the coronavirus as the “Chinese flu”: “Referring to COVID-19 as ‘Chinese flu’ or ‘China virus’ is… Read More


Senator Chang Seeking Opinion from AG Nessel on Concession Agreement for Detroit Wayne County Port Authority

// on Mon, Jan 11 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) is requesting a formal opinion from Attorney General Dana Nessel about the validity and legality of the Master Concession Agreement (MCA) between the Detroit Wayne County Port Authority (DWCPA) and the Ambassador Port Company (APC).The MCA governs the 34-acre general… Read More


Sen. Chang’s Bill to End Water Shutoffs during Pandemic Heads to Governor

// on Fri, Dec 18 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement after her bill to continue the moratorium on water shutoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic received final passage in the Michigan House today: “I am beyond thrilled to see Senate Bill 241 on its way to… Read More


Sen. Chang’s Bill to Continue COVID-19 Moratorium on Water Shutoffs Passes Senate

// on Fri, Dec 11 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Coinciding with Human Rights Day, the Michigan Senate today passed a bill introduced by Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) to continue the moratorium on water shutoffs in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Clean drinking water is a basic human right, and I’m glad that… Read More


Senator Chang on City of Detroit Extending Moratorium on Water Shutoffs

// on Tue, Dec 8 2020 / Press release

DETROIT, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has released the following statement on this afternoon’s announcement by Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Director Gary Brown and Mayor Mike Duggan to maintain water service for residents who don’t have the ability to pay through at least 2022, and… Read More


Senator Chang on Trenton City Council Support of New Zoning Ordinance

// on Tue, Dec 8 2020 / Press release

DETROIT, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has released the following statement on the Trenton City Council’s vote Monday night in support of a new, proposed zoning ordinance and map designed to provide an environmentally and economically sustainable roadmap for the future: “I am grateful to Trenton… Read More


Sen. Chang Responds to EGLE Penalties for Dock Collapse Owner

// on Mon, Oct 12 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement after the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy announced fines and a remediation plan for Revere Dock LLC, whose dock collapsed into the Detroit River last fall and raised contamination concerns in one of… Read More


Senate Democrats Introduce Police Reform Bills

// on Thu, Oct 1 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Marshall Bullock(D-Detroit), and Jim Ananich (D-Flint) have introduced a bill package to reform policing in Michigan. The senators are continuing their conversations across the aisle to develop a bipartisan set of bills for later this year.The legislation would enhance and improve… Read More

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