Rep. Farrington backs bipartisan plan to protect survivors of abuse

State Reps. Diana Farrington (R-Utica), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton), Kyra Harris Bolden (D-Southfield), Daire Rendon (R-Lake City) and Julie Calley (R-Portland) have introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan, bicameral plan that would strengthen protections for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. House Bills 5054-58 would strengthen protections of the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) laid…

Harsher penalties for those who target seniors

A column by state Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica Elder abuse is a serious problem in Michigan, and it’s not just limited to physical abuse or neglect. Elder abuse can also be verbal, psychological or financial. We’ve heard about family members who exploit an aging loved one for money, or caregivers in assisted living facilities…

Rep. Farrington: Michigan’s next generation better positioned with record funding

Per-pupil funding increase surpasses governor’s recommendation State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, today voted to approve the Legislature’s school aid budget proposal, which includes the largest investment for students in state history. The plan provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools without a tax hike. Per-pupil funding would increase for every student in…

Rep. Farrington hosts Utica mayor, first responder for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica hosted Utica Mayor Thom Dionne on Wednesday for the Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the State Capitol. Mayor Dionne also serves as a Public Safety Officer for the City of Grosse Pointe Farms, where the department provides police, fire and advance life support services. The observance memorializes Michigan first…

Rep. Farrington: Residents can’t afford 45-cent gas tax increase or government shutdown

State Rep. Diana Farrington today expressed disappointment in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent comments criticizing the Republican-led Michigan Legislature for inactivity during budget negotiations. “We’ve worked to provide alternatives that don’t saddle drivers in the greater Detroit area with this massive proposed tax hike,” said Farrington, of Utica. “Drivers who are filling up a 16-gallon tank…

Rep. Farrington lauds savings for greater Detroit drivers with signed car insurance reforms

A plan to fix Michigan’s broken no-fault car insurance system, supported by Rep. Diana Farrington, today was signed into law. The proposal will bring hundreds of dollars in savings to drivers in the greater Detroit area through lower car insurance prices – offering personal injury coverage options, combating fraud and abuse and addressing medical costs….

Farrington supports plan to protect the unborn

State Rep. Diana Farrington today voted in support of a plan to protect a mother and child from a dismemberment abortion. A dismemberment abortion, or “dilation and evacuation” (D&E), is an abortion in which a health care worker intentionally uses an instrument, device, or object to dismember a living fetus out of a uterus. The…

Rep. Farrington votes to lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

House approves historic reforms after decades of gridlock The Michigan House today approved a landmark plan to fix the state’s much-maligned car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Diana Farrington announced. Farrington, of Utica, voted in favor of the plan to offer drivers personal injury coverage options, rein in medical…

Rep. Farrington addresses rise of digital currency with advancing legislation

Plan in bipartisan package approved in House vote A proposal from state Rep. Diana Farrington protecting Michigan consumers by updating criminal definition in instances where money changes hands today was overwhelmingly approved in a House floor vote. Farrington’s bill, House Bill 4107, amends the money laundering section of the Michigan Penal Code to include cryptocurrency…

Rep. Farrington: Time to make state government completely transparent

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Diana Farrington today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Farrington, of Utica, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “I respect the people I serve and I remain committed to being accountable to…

Rep. Farrington: Michigan consumers must be protected with data breach notification

Legislation applies to those storing personal identifying information The House Financial Services Committee today voted to advance legislation sponsored by state Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, requiring companies that store identity information to disclose when their data has been compromised in a timely fashion. There is no specific notification timeframe within current state law when…