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…

Rep. Farrington named to four House committees

State Rep. Diana Farrington today was named to serve on four House committees and will have a role in defining policy that affects Michigan families. Farrington, of Utica, said she is eager to begin work on important legislation to be considered during the legislative session. She was named by by Speaker Tom Leonard to serve…

Farrington: Salary database puts public information in people’s hands

Government transparency should be a priority   State Rep. Diana Farrington today praised the decision to make the salaries of state representatives and their staff members public on the House of Representatives website, saying it is another step toward making government accountable to people. Farrington, of Utica, said posting the salary information is just one…

Rep. Farrington administered ceremonial oath of office

Newly elected state Rep. Diana Farrington, R-Utica, is joined by her husband, Jeff, as she is administered the ceremonial oath of office by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman. The 99th Michigan Legislature began session today following the swearing-in ceremonies. People can contact Rep. Farrington by calling 517-373-7768, by email at DianaFarrington@house.mi.gov or by…

Rep. Farrington opens office, announces contact info

State Rep. Diana Farrington officially opened her Lansing office this week to help serve the residents of the 30th District and announced key contact information for people to easily reach her. People can contact Rep. Farrington by calling (517) 373-7768; mail correspondence to N-794 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514; or by e-mail…