Farrington sponsors county grant legislation benefiting veteran services

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica today cosponsored legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. Each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based on the number of veterans in the county under the proposed legislation….

Macomb County legislators laud measure ensuring effective use of PFAS cleanup funds

The five Republican legislators representing Macomb County residents today supported a resolution in the Michigan House ensuring effective use of state funds provided to address a contaminant identified in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair. In December, the Legislature agreed to allocate $23.2 million to provide testing, monitoring and technical assistance at more than…

Rep. Farrington approves bills giving families and seniors broader tax relief

The Michigan House has approved legislation giving Michigan families and seniors broader income tax relief. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens. Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, voted for the three-bill package that will enable people to keep…

Rep. Farrington backs legislation giving families, seniors tax relief

Legislator says people deserve lessened tax burden Michigan House legislators today introduced a package of bills to provide substantial income tax relief for families and seniors. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens. State Rep. Diana Farrington said…

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…