News From Rep. Camilleri

Thursday, September 21, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) introduced House Resolution 152 to declare Sept. 21, 2017, as Maltese-American Heritage Day in Michigan. Camilleri hosted a group of about 50 Maltese-Americans at the Capitol to see the resolution pass during Wednesday’s session.

“The Metro Detroit area has the largest concentration of Maltese-Americans in the United States, with nearly 13,000 Michiganders claiming Maltese descent,” said Camilleri, whose father emigrated from Malta. “Maltese-Americans have enhanced our culture,...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) stood opposed today to Senate Bills 335 and 336, legislation that expands upon the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, allowing super PACs to solicit unlimited donations and funnel even more money into the political process, and blurring the line that prohibits coordination between PACs and candidates. Despite significant opposition, the bills moved from committee through final passage in one day, advancing to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk on...

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) speaks on the House floor Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, during debate on Senate Bills 335 and 336.
Monday, September 18, 2017

DETROIT — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton), and Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) introduced a package of bills today to aid in creating healthy school environments to help students learn and grow. The seven bills would help schools improve the health and wellness of students and staff, reduce their environmental impact and energy costs and address environmental and sustainability literacy. The legislators also announced the creation of the Better...

Friday, September 15, 2017

LANSING — Members of the Michigan Latino Legislative Caucus sent a letter to Michigan’s senators and members of Congress this week, asking them to pass federal legislation that will replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Thirteen caucus members, comprising those who identify as Latino and their allies, signed the letter.

“DACA has been a popular, successful program for young people who came to this country through no choice or fault of their...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

LANSING — House and Senate Democrats have formally introduced their “Michigan Jobs First” legislation. The four-bill package gives Michigan companies a leg up when bidding on government contracts so that state tax dollars will stay in Michigan, going to companies that will create jobs in local communities.

“Many other states give preference to in-state companies in the bidding process — it’s time for Michigan to join that list,” said state Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason), a...

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