COLUMN: Mobilizing against coronavirus on behalf of Macomb County

By state Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica These are unprecedented times in Macomb County. We have seen cases of coronavirus rise steadily in recent days as more testing continues to occur. It is likely that as the number of administered tests rises, so will reported positives. Southeast Michigan, including Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, has…

Rep. Farrington champions plan to protect survivors of violence, abuse

Proposal would establish Address Confidentiality Program in Michigan State Rep. Diana Farrington’s plan – part of a bipartisan, bicameral proposal to strengthen protections for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault in Michigan – was recently approved by the House with unanimous bipartisan support. Farrington, of Utica, said the proposal would allow survivors to keep…

LETTER: Protecting Southeast Michigan from future contaminations like green ooze

The letter to the editor below was published in the Macomb Daily on Feb. 25, 2020: Dear Editor, In late December, Michigan got a wakeup call when bright green liquid, which we have come to know as ‘green ooze,’ was discovered on the shoulder of I-696. Testing confirmed the substance was groundwater contaminated with hazardous…

Rep. Farrington leads compromise to provide RTA with needed flexibility

Plan allows counties to opt out of transit service areas State Rep. Diana Farrington today introduced a solution to ensure residents of the four counties that make up the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan are not forced to pay for services they do not receive. Farrington, of Utica, said her plan allows smaller service…

Rep. Farrington appointed to House Families, Children and Seniors Committee

State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, has been appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve as a member of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee. The committee is responsible for issues and legislation pertaining to the state’s population of children and seniors. Further, the preservation of the family, and streamlining the social service programs….

Rep. Farrington continuing to fight for critical state funding

House approves new supplemental budget plan State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, today voted to restore key funding vetoed by the governor two months ago, protecting Michigan workers, children and families. The governor originally issued a total of 147 line-item vetoes within a budget proposal previously approved by the Legislature before the Oct. 1 constitutional…

Farrington plan expanding military medics’ careers garners House committee approval

Measures address medical staff shortage, help veterans gain employment The House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee today unanimously approved state Rep. Diana Farrington’s plan allowing military medical personnel to work under the supervision of a licensed physician. Farrington’s proposal would create an avenue for honorably discharged military members transitioning into civilian life to utilize…