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

Chang on layoffs at US Steel Corp.’s Great Lakes Facility

// on Tue, Aug 20 2019 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement regarding United States Steel Corporation’s decision to temporarily lay off up to 200 workers at their Great Lakes Facility in Ecorse.  “I am saddened by today’s announcement from the United States Steel Corporation. It is unfortunate… Read More

Chang, senators call for resignation of civil rights department director

// on Mon, Aug 12 2019 / Press release

LANSING – Today, Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and members of the Senate Democratic Caucus — including Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and Sens. Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit), Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills), Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Marshall Bullock II (D-Detroit), Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing), Adam Hollier (D-Detroit), Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo), Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak), Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) and Paul Wojno (D-Warren) — are calling for the resignation of… Read More

Chang on ACLU petition to end Detroit water shutoffs

// on Wed, Jul 24 2019 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement regarding the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) petition to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to stop Detroit’s dangerous water shutoff crisis: “I am grateful to the ACLU and its partners for seeking… Read More

Summer Heat Warning - Cooling Centers

// on Fri, Jul 19 2019 / Press release

If you or someone you know doesn’t have a place to stay cool this summer, go to one of these local cooling centers. Butzel Family Center7737 Kercheval, Detroit, MI 48214Monday – Friday: 8 a.m – 8 pmSaturday & Sunday: Closed(313) 628-2100 Clemente Center2631 Bagley, Detroit,… Read More

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

Chang on Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan

// on Fri, Jun 14 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement after the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority today announced they would commit to providing community benefits such as home repair, workforce training, street enhancements and more for the Delray and Southwest Detroit communities.  “I am… Read More

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