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…

Macomb County legislators supportive of changes to State Administrative Board powers

“Good government” practice protects voices of Michigan residents State Reps. Diana Farrington, of Utica, and Douglas Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today backed a new common-sense framework related to the state budget – preserving some State Administrative Board powers while preventing future gubernatorial abuse of the system. The plan relates to a board recently used by…

Rep. Farrington plan helps military medical personnel gain valuable employment

Plan aids veterans looking for careers, addresses medical staff shortage State Rep. Diana Farrington today testified before the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee in support of her plan allowing military medical personnel to work under the supervision of a licensed physician. Under Farrington’s measure, military members who were honorably discharged and are transitioning…

Rep. Farrington backs bipartisan plan to protect survivors of abuse

State Reps. Diana Farrington (R-Utica), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton), Kyra Harris Bolden (D-Southfield), Daire Rendon (R-Lake City) and Julie Calley (R-Portland) have introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan, bicameral plan that would strengthen protections for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. House Bills 5054-58 would strengthen protections of the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) laid…

Harsher penalties for those who target seniors

A column by state Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica Elder abuse is a serious problem in Michigan, and it’s not just limited to physical abuse or neglect. Elder abuse can also be verbal, psychological or financial. We’ve heard about family members who exploit an aging loved one for money, or caregivers in assisted living facilities…

Rep. Farrington: Michigan’s next generation better positioned with record funding

Per-pupil funding increase surpasses governor’s recommendation State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, today voted to approve the Legislature’s school aid budget proposal, which includes the largest investment for students in state history. The plan provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools without a tax hike. Per-pupil funding would increase for every student in…

Rep. Farrington hosts Utica mayor, first responder for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica hosted Utica Mayor Thom Dionne on Wednesday for the Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the State Capitol. Mayor Dionne also serves as a Public Safety Officer for the City of Grosse Pointe Farms, where the department provides police, fire and advance life support services. The observance memorializes Michigan first…

Rep. Farrington: Residents can’t afford 45-cent gas tax increase or government shutdown

State Rep. Diana Farrington today expressed disappointment in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent comments criticizing the Republican-led Michigan Legislature for inactivity during budget negotiations. “We’ve worked to provide alternatives that don’t saddle drivers in the greater Detroit area with this massive proposed tax hike,” said Farrington, of Utica. “Drivers who are filling up a 16-gallon tank…