Chang working to protect air quality from corporate polluters

// on Tue, May 21 2019 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has reintroduced two bills to increase transparency in the air quality permitting process and protect residents from dangerous toxic substances impacting their health. She introduced the bills in recognition that the month of May is Air Quality and Asthma Awareness Month. Read More

Chang bill improves tax law on cohabitation

// on Thu, May 9 2019 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) today introduced legislation to remove part of a 1931 law that punishes unmarried couples living together and prohibits qualified residents from claiming a dependent exemption on their federal taxes. Senate Bill 308 would strike section 335 of the… Read More

Sen. Chang: Responsibility is Essential For Auto Insurance Law

// on Wed, May 8 2019 / Press release

Sen. Chang (D-Detroit) said that proposals such as Senate Bill 1 are a step backwards. This bill does considerable harm to our communities and we must do better. Read More

Chang on community benefits, environmental protections regarding FCA plant expansion in Detroit

// on Wed, Apr 24 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement about Detroit community members’ concerns related to a planned plant expansion by Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) in the city.  “The FCA expansion will bring a tremendous number of jobs to our state and city, and I… Read More

Sen. Chang on closure of controversial Detroit incinerator

// on Wed, Mar 27 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) today issued the following statement after the Detroit Renewable Power announced it would shut down after 33 years of use. The incinerator — near the interchange of I-75 and I-94 — has exceeded pollution emissions standards more than 750 times and… Read More

Michigan senators fight for clean, affordable water

// on Fri, Mar 22 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Detroit-area Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Paul Wojno (D-Warren) have introduced legislation to establish shutoff protections, create an affordability plan for water, and decriminalize water reconnection for World Water Day, which is celebrated on March 22. “Too many Michigan residents are struggling to… 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

Sen. Chang leads bipartisan effort to address sexual assault, harassment

// on Fri, Mar 15 2019 / Press release

LANSING — A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation to prevent sexual assault by fixing loopholes in Michigan law that enabled Larry Nassar to prey on children and young women for decades, and to change the culture around sexual assault through education in schools. Read More

Sen. Chang applauds governor’s move toward clean water for all

// on Tue, Mar 5 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed investments for the Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget, which includes funding for increased investment in our communities, our schoolchildren and cleaning up the state’s drinking water systems. “Michigan needs to invest… Read More

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