News From Rep. Phelps

Thursday, December 7, 2017

LANSING — Last week, hundreds of current and retired first responders, firefighters and police officers joined with representatives from municipal organizations and Democratic legislators to rally against legislation that would strip these retirees of their hard-earned health care protections. When faced with this legislation on the floor, Democrats successfully negotiated with House leadership to adjust the bill’s language to reflect recommendations that both municipal groups as well as labor groups could agree on.

“Our firefighters and police...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators are considering efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) issued the following statement: 

“Many of us can’t imagine going to work and doing what our police and firefighters do day in and day out. To consider robbing them of the health care benefits that they have earned is simply wrong. I will continue...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

LANSING — Yesterday, state Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) recognized newly elected Flint city councilmember Santino Guerra on the House floor at the state Capitol building. Councilman-elect Guerra is the youngest person in Flint to ever hold this position. In response, Rep. Phelps issued the following statement:

“I could not have been more proud to recognize Councilman-elect Guerra’s impressive achievement on the House floor yesterday. Especially in today’s politically charged environment, it is more important than...

Suggested photo caption: State Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) hosts newly elected Flint city councilmember Santino Guerra on the House floor at the state Capitol building in Lansing on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.
Thursday, September 28, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) introduced House Bill 5045 today as part of a bipartisan bill package that will eliminate driver responsibility fees. This bill package comes in the wake of recent efforts to reform auto insurance in Michigan.

“Hundreds of thousands of Michigan drivers are being financially bogged down thanks to the vicious cycle of driver responsibility fees,” Phelps said. “Amid increasing demands for us to revamp our state’s insurance system, it only seems...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) will be honoring the staff of the Bishop International Airport’s Department of Public Safety tomorrow by presenting them with a special tribute on the House floor along with fellow Genesee County elected officials, state Reps. Pam Faris (D-Clio), Tim Sneller (D-Burton) and Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint). Phelps will present the tribute to Chief of Public Safety Christopher Miller and Bishop Airport police officer Lt. Jeff Neville, who was stabbed...