Rep. Farrington bill makes medical sexual assault examinations more affordable

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica today testified in the House Michigan Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of her bill to help assault victims by making medical forensic examinations more affordable. “Providing these medical examinations for sexual assault victims is necessary to ensure their mental and physical health,” Farrington said. “These victims should…

Reps. Marino, Farrington seek emergency disaster fund reforms

Bills ensure adequate funding, set up tier system for grants   Two Macomb County state representatives have introduced legislation to reform the state contingency fund designed to aid communities dealing with disasters. State Reps. Steve Marino and Diana Farrington introduced the measures, which are designed to continuously maintain a greater amount of emergency funds that…

Fiscally responsible budget approved by full House

State Rep. Diana Farrington joined her colleagues in passage of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education and proposes a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget. Farrington, of Utica, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, a conservative blueprint that invests in the state’s future. “With this…

Rep. Farrington observes Financial Literacy Month

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica sponsored a resolution observing April 2017 as Financial Literacy Month in the state of Michigan. The resolution was introduced to bring awareness to the benefits of increased financial literacy for younger generations in Michigan. “Over the past decade we have seen a trend of less family income going to…

Rep. Farrington welcomes exemplary Eagle Scout to the Capitol

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica today welcomed Ian McKinnon to the Capitol to receive a special tribute upon earning all of the 137 merit badges an Eagle Scout can achieve. McKinnon, 16, is one of only eight Eagle Scouts in Michigan’s history to achieve this distinction. Merit badges are earned by demonstrating mastery and…

Rep. Farrington welcomes local pastor for House invocation

State Rep. Diana Farrington (right) stands with Speaker of the House Tom Leonard (left) and Pastor Lewis Stier (middle) before House session today. Rep. Farrington of Utica welcomed Pastor Lewis Stier to the Capitol to deliver the invocation for session. In keeping with tradition, members of the clergy are invited to give the invocation at…

Rep. Farrington welcomes local student to the Capitol

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica today welcomed Gurjiwan Chahal to the Capitol to receive a special tribute for his leadership and academic accomplishments. Chahal received an appointment to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point after graduation, where he will continue his studies. A senior at Utica High School, Chahal also attends…

Michigan House approves urgent funding for Macomb County sinkhole

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a funding bill urgently needed to address health and safety issues related to the Macomb County sinkhole emergency. The bill approved with bipartisan support includes $3 million from the state to help protect people, property and the environment from potential sewage overflows as crews continue to address the sinkhole…

Rep. Farrington urges creation of panel to prevent veterans’ suicides

State Rep. Diana Farrington is alarmed at the number of military veterans who take their own lives each day. That’s why she introduced legislation to create a veterans suicide prevention task force. Farrington, of Utica, said a 2016 study from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs showed roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide nationwide….

Rep. Farrington: House GOP Action Plan addresses key concerns

Skilled trades, veterans issues included in plan   State Rep. Diana Farrington today joined her House colleagues as the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan was unveiled, setting priorities for the current legislative session. Farrington, of Utica, said she is especially pleased that the blueprint for the next two years addresses two key issues: veterans and…

Rep. Farrington: Taxpayers deserve open government

Representative supports FOIA/LORA legislation   State Rep. Diana Farrington today stood up for transparency in state government, taking part in a news conference to introduce a bipartisan bills package that gives taxpayers more access to information about how their money is being spent. Farrington, of Utica, joined her colleagues today in announcing the 11-bill package…