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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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