News From Rep. Camilleri

Friday, January 26, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) introduced legislation today as part of the “Teachers for Michigan” education plan — a 21st-century overhaul of the state’s K-12 schools — designed to prepare the best, attract the brightest and retain the finest Michigan educators. House and Senate Democrats held a press conference today to announce the bills.

“As a former teacher, I know how crucial it is for our students to have the best teachers...

Thursday, January 25, 2018

LANSING — Today, the Michigan House of Representatives passed House Bills 5420-5422, a package to protect the state personal income tax exemption and give seniors age 62 and older a $100 tax credit. In response, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) issued the following statement:

“As soon as it became clear that the recently passed federal tax legislation was going to cause major problems for Michigan taxpayers, I put forth a proposal to ensure that...

Friday, January 19, 2018

LANSING — State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) have sent a letter to Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk Steudle requesting information about the Fort Street (M-85) Bridge, a state trunkline. The piece of road spanning the Rouge River is one of the main thoroughfares between Detroit and Downriver communities with the closure of I-75. The bridge has closed abruptly at various times, sometimes with little warning and for various durations....

Thursday, January 18, 2018

LANSING — The House passed Senate Bill 574 today, which will allow charter schools to siphon off regional school millage dollars approved by voters. In response, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) issued the following statement:

“SB 574 is the clearest example to date of the profit motive that has taken hold of education in the state of Michigan. I voted against this bill because it takes money away from traditional public schools and gives...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) was proud to welcome Pastor Jack Eggleston as his guest to deliver the invocation, or opening prayer, for today’s House session at the Capitol. The invocation duties rotate between legislators, and they have the option of offering a prayer themselves or inviting a guest to deliver it.

“Although Pastor Eggleston currently preaches at Unity Lutheran Church in Southgate, I know him from his years of service at...

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), right, stands with Pastor Jack Eggleston of Unity Lutheran Church on the House floor on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Lansing. Eggleston, formerly of St. Philip Lutheran Church, delivered the invocation to open the day’s House session.