News From Rep. Pagan

Thursday, December 7, 2017

LANSING — Just last week, hundreds of police officers and firefighters rallied against proposals from Republican legislators and the Snyder-Schuette administration which would have gutted health care and pension benefits for municipal employees. Tonight, House Democrats voted to save the earned benefits of Michigan’s retired first responders and local public employees. In response, state Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) issued the following statement:

“Police officers, firefighters and first responders are on the front lines defending our...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

LANSING — Legislation offered by a group of House and Senate Democrats would provide parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about their children’s education by shedding light on the authorizing organizations that oversee charter schools  and the education management organizations (EMOs) that run them. The School Freedom, Accountability, Choice and Transparency Act, or School FACT Act — House Bills 5286-5294 and companion Senate Bills 674-682 — would empower parents to make...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) and Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods) have introduced legislation to make voting and registering to vote more convenient. The bills seek to modernize the registration process and remove outdated barriers to the ballot box.

“Voting is an essential right that is at the foundation of our democracy and is the basis of our responsibility as citizens,” Camilleri said. “We...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

LANSING — The Progressive Women’s Caucus’ Gender Violence Task Force announced today the introduction of a package of bills meant to address some gaps in state law to better support survivors of gender and domestic violence in the state of Michigan. In Michigan, one in three women have been impacted by domestic violence.[1]

“Domestic violence is not confined to a certain neighborhood or limited by demographics. It can happen to anyone,...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. and Progressive Women’s Caucus Chairwoman Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and state Reps. and PWC members Pam Faris (D-Clio), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) and Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) expressed their concerns today with House Bill 4500, which would require an embryo or fetus be considered a “person” when counting the number of victims of a crime for the sentencing of criminal defendants. If passed, this bill would allow Michigan courts to treat pregnant women convicted of various crimes more harshly, whether they...

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