Macomb County lawmakers laud bill addressing local pollution

Budget measure key step in dealing with health threat   The five Republican legislators representing Macomb County residents today applauded House passage of a budget bill to address the emerging threat posed by a type of chemical contaminant identified in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair. State Reps. Diana Farrington, Pamela Hornberger, Peter Lucido,…

Rep. Farrington supports credit freeze bill to protect Michigan residents from fraud

State Rep. Diana Farrington today voted to advance a bill proposed by state Rep. Joseph Bellino, of Monroe, which offers residents the ability to request a free credit freeze. Placing a freeze on a credit report through a consumer credit-reporting agency reduces the risk of fraud. Those looking to impersonate an individual when trying to…

Rep. Farrington announces December office hours

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica encourages residents to join her for local office hours to share ideas, discuss current legislation and address concerns with state government. “The best ideas to improve our state come directly from the hard-working members of our communities,” Farrington said. “I will continue to work and listen to you so…

Farrington’s state unemployment system legislation approved by House

The Michigan House of Representatives today unanimously approved legislation authored by state Rep. Diana Farrington fixing Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The measure is part of a bipartisan legislative package to address the failures of the UIA based on the findings of a workgroup consisting of legislators and other stakeholders. Farrington’s bill requires claimants to…

Bill seeks to increase statute of limitations for armed robbery

A bill introduced by state Rep. Diana Farrington calls for increasing the statute of limitations from six to 10 years for someone to be charged for armed robbery. “Only anybody who has been the victim of an armed robbery knows the incredible threat they face, not knowing if they’ll just lose their wallet or their…

Rep. Farrington experiences day in the life of local firefighters

State Rep. Diana Farrington recently spent 24 hours with the Sterling Heights Fire Department to experience what a typical shift is like for local firefighters. “It is truly amazing to see what this group does to assist and protect our community on a daily basis,” Farrington said. “Thank you to Captain Brantley and the entire…

Rep. Farrington votes for program to battle opioid abuse

Kalamazoo County study could have statewide importance   State Rep. Diana Farrington today voted for legislation that establishes a pilot program to battle the opioid abuse epidemic that grips Michigan. Farrington, of Utica, voted for a $700,000 supplemental budget item to set up the program that will help develop a test that assists people with…

Rep. Farrington urges commuters to plan for I-696 construction in Macomb County

State Rep. Diana Farrington has received numerous inquiries concerning construction planned for 2018 on Interstate 696 in Macomb County. Eastbound I-696 will remain open from I-75 to I-94 while the westbound lanes will be closed from I-94 to I-75. The closing of one direction of the freeway will provide a safer work zone for construction…

Farrington part of bipartisan plan to fix the state’s unemployment system

  State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, today introduced a bill in a bipartisan plan to fix Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The legislation is based on findings of a workgroup consisting of industry experts and legislators. The plan will provide clarity, restore integrity and improve accountability within the agency and address the faults of…

Rep. Farrington backs resolution calling for July 1 budget deadline

Legislators’ pay would be docked if the budget was not ready   State Rep. Diana Farrington today said she fully supports a House resolution calling for a balanced state budget to be presented to the governor by July 1 each year. Farrington, of Utica, said she became a co-sponsor of House Joint Resolution X because…

Rep. Farrington plans consumer education forum on identity theft

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica has scheduled a consumer education event in partnership with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to educate residents on identity theft. The forum will feature information on how to protect against identity theft and what steps to take in the event you become a victim of this crime. “Our personal…

Rep. Farrington bill improves protection of vulnerable adults

State Rep. Diana Farrington has sponsored legislation to protect vulnerable adults from abuse or restraint by physical, verbal, mental or financial means. “The only thing more despicable than the abuse of an elder or vulnerable adult is that this kind of illegal behavior is growing rapidly in Michigan,” said Farrington, of Utica. “Ensuring our laws…