Macomb delegation: Give communities more control over fireworks

The Michigan House today voted to give local municipalities more control over the sale, use and safety of consumer-grade fireworks within their borders after approving bipartisan plans sponsored by Macomb County legislators. State Reps. John Chirkun, Diana Farrington, Kevin Hertel, Pamela Hornberger, Peter Lucido, Steve Marino, William Sowerby and Jeff Yaroch combined in a joint…

Michigan House approves Rep. Farrington’s pilot initiative

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a plan sponsored by state Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, creating a pilot program allowing military medical personnel to practice under the supervision of a licensed physician. Under Farrington’s plan, military members who were honorably discharged and are transitioning into civilian life will be able to utilize the skills…

Rep. Farrington elected to House leadership position for 2019-20

Macomb County lawmaker will serve as chief deputy majority caucus whip State Rep. Diana Farrington this week was named chief deputy majority caucus whip for the 2019-20 Michigan House legislative session. “I want to thank my Michigan House colleagues for selecting me for this important position,” said Rep. Farrington, of Utica. “I will continue to…

Rep. Farrington plan improves forensic interview training process

State Rep. Diana Farrington’s plan offering the professionals who interview young crime victims additional training opportunities has been signed into law. Farrington, of Utica, said the best way for professionals to gain knowledge and understanding of proper interview procedures is to view real-life examples from across Michigan, which the new law allows. “Interviewing children involved…

Rep. Farrington supports state grant awarded to AGS Automotive Systems in Sterling Heights

Performance grant will create jobs for Macomb County  State Rep. Diana Farrington today announced AGS Automotive Systems, a company which has been in the automotive industry for decades, will receive a $950,000 performance grant from the state of Michigan AGS Automotive Systems has recently been awarded new programs and plans to expand its Sterling Heights…

Rep. Farrington welcomes City of Utica Police Chief for 9/11 Memorial

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, this week welcomed City of Utica Police Chief Sean Coady to the House floor as her guest for the Michigan House of Representatives annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol.  The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in…

Rep. Farrington visits Henry Ford Health System

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Diana Farrington (center) participated in an informational tour of the Henry Ford Health System on Wednesday. The tour was organized to discuss issues related to the House Health Policy committee, which Rep. Farrington is a member of. She was joined by President and CEO Barbara Rossmann and Community Relations Manager Greg…

Reps. Farrington, Marino: Plan to improve state disaster funding signed into law

New laws sponsored by two Macomb County representatives will help Michigan communities seeking to secure state funds to deal with disasters. Bills sponsored by state Reps. Steve Marino and Diana Farrington were recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. The new laws increase the minimum balance of the state disaster fund to $2.5 million…

Plan from Reps. Farrington, Marino to boost Kiwanis fundraising signed into law

Kiwanis fundraising in Michigan will be aided with new laws sponsored by Reps. Diana Farrington and Steve Marino of Macomb County. The measures signed into law this week will allow Michigan residents to voluntarily donate to the Kiwanis when they file their state income taxes. “The Kiwanis benefit our community in countless ways,” said Farrington,…

Rep. Farrington secures resources to boost community projects, mental health funding

State Rep Diana Farrington helped secure state funding for several area projects in a new Michigan state budget given final legislative approval today. “From improvements in downtown Utica to a vital turnaround project for Mound Road, this budget will help make life better for area residents,” Farrington said. Among the projects: –Additional road project money…

Three Macomb County representatives lead Michigan House plan to help Kiwanis fundraising

The state House today approved plans from three Macomb County state representatives to expand fundraising options for Kiwanis organizations in Michigan. Bills sponsored by Reps. Diana Farrington and Steve Marino would allow Michigan residents to voluntarily donate to the Kiwanis when they file their state income taxes. Legislation from Rep. Peter Lucido would create a…