Chang introduces bill to give textbook tax credit to Pell Grant recipients

// on Wed, Feb 19 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) today introduced legislation to provide Pell Grant-eligible students enrolled in a postsecondary institution a tax credit to help defray the cost of their education. Under current state law, textbooks purchased for use by students in K-12 are exempt from Michigan sales… Read More


Sen. Chang Legislation Brings Transparency to Economic Development

// on Wed, Feb 5 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) today introduced a bill as part of a larger legislative package that will bring accountability and transparency to economic development opportunities through the state.  Senate Bill 767 would require the Michigan Strategic Fund board to post draft contract agreements, as well as any briefing memoranda and term sheets, on its… Read More


Chang on Whitmer call to protect environment, public health

// on Wed, Jan 29 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, during which she asked lawmakers and state departments to toughen pollution inspections and enforcement procedures to keep Michiganders safe:  “As lawmakers, it is our job to help protect the environment and the public’s health, and… Read More


Tlaib, Chang: Residents Win in EGLE’s Rejection of FCA's Unacceptable Plans for Public Health

// on Tue, Jan 28 2020 / Press release

DETROIT – Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and Michigan State Senator Stephanie Chang (SD-01) recognized a short-term victory for East Side residents and environmental justice advocates who have been organizing to protect their public health by advocating for more air quality mitigations. This comes after… Read More


Senator Chang's 2019 End of Year Newsletter

// on Fri, Jan 17 2020 / Newsletter

Dear Neighbors, I am proud of the work Team Chang did in 2019. We passed several bills, have others making their way through the legislative process, held numerous events, and helped solve problems for hundreds of residents in District 1. ‘Getting Things Done’ is… Read More


Senator Chang on US Steel idling River Rouge plant

// on Fri, Dec 20 2019 / Press release

DETROIT – Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement regarding United States Steel Corporation’s decision to indefinitely idle operations at its Ford River Rouge Complex: “I am disappointed to hear the United States Steel Corporation’s announcement to indefinitely idle their River Rouge… Read More


Legislators Announce Bills to Expand Universal Background Checks

// on Wed, Dec 4 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sens. Rosemary Bayer (D–Beverly Hills), Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) and Jeremy Moss (D–Southfield), along with Reps.Robert Wittenberg (D–Huntington Woods), Brenda Carter (D–Pontiac) and Jon Hoadley (D–Kalamazoo) today announced a bill package to expand universal background checks for guns to cover all types of firearms. The universal background check bills would amend Michigan law — that currently… Read More


Legislators Announce Bills to Allow All Residents State ID, Driver’s License

// on Thu, Oct 31 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sens. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) and Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids), along with Reps. Alex Garza (D–Taylor) and Rachel Hood (D–Grand Rapids) and a broad-based coalition of organizations, today announced a bill package to allow all Michigan residents the opportunity to obtain state identification cards or driver’s licenses. The Drive SAFE (Safety, Access,… Read More


Chang, Camilleri Secure $12 Million for Woodhaven Rail Crossing

// on Wed, Sep 25 2019 / Press release

MDOT budget includes funding for rail grade separation project LANSING — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown) have successfully secured $12 million in the Michigan Department of Transportation budget to construct a bridge over the Van Horn Road railroad crossing in Woodhaven. Woodhaven’s rail crossings… Read More


Carter and Chang Bills Ban Smoking on Public Beaches

// on Wed, Sep 11 2019 / Press release

Expands scope of current smoke-free laws LANSING — State Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) and state Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) introduced legislation today to protect Michigan’s beaches and beachgoers by expanding the state’s current smoke-free law to prohibit smoking on public beaches. Carter believes his… Read More

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