Rep. Farrington lauds savings for greater Detroit drivers with signed car insurance reforms

A plan to fix Michigan’s broken no-fault car insurance system, supported by Rep. Diana Farrington, today was signed into law. The proposal will bring hundreds of dollars in savings to drivers in the greater Detroit area through lower car insurance prices – offering personal injury coverage options, combating fraud and abuse and addressing medical costs….

Farrington supports plan to protect the unborn

State Rep. Diana Farrington today voted in support of a plan to protect a mother and child from a dismemberment abortion. A dismemberment abortion, or “dilation and evacuation” (D&E), is an abortion in which a health care worker intentionally uses an instrument, device, or object to dismember a living fetus out of a uterus. The…

Rep. Farrington votes to lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

House approves historic reforms after decades of gridlock The Michigan House today approved a landmark plan to fix the state’s much-maligned car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Diana Farrington announced. Farrington, of Utica, voted in favor of the plan to offer drivers personal injury coverage options, rein in medical…

Rep. Farrington addresses rise of digital currency with advancing legislation

Plan in bipartisan package approved in House vote A proposal from state Rep. Diana Farrington protecting Michigan consumers by updating criminal definition in instances where money changes hands today was overwhelmingly approved in a House floor vote. Farrington’s bill, House Bill 4107, amends the money laundering section of the Michigan Penal Code to include cryptocurrency…

Rep. Farrington: Time to make state government completely transparent

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Diana Farrington today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Farrington, of Utica, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “I respect the people I serve and I remain committed to being accountable to…

Rep. Farrington: Michigan consumers must be protected with data breach notification

Legislation applies to those storing personal identifying information The House Financial Services Committee today voted to advance legislation sponsored by state Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, requiring companies that store identity information to disclose when their data has been compromised in a timely fashion. There is no specific notification timeframe within current state law when…

Rep. Farrington: Nation’s highest gas tax not the answer to fixing state’s roads

State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her state budget proposal: “Like many hard-working Macomb County families, I wholeheartedly believe the governor’s proposed 45-cent per gallon gas tax increase – the nation’s highest – would make a bad situation worse. “Michigan drivers are already paying the…

Rep. Farrington votes to repeal Michigan’s pension tax

State Rep. Diana Farrington today voted to repeal Michigan’s pension tax, a proposal that would provide meaningful tax relief for the state’s senior citizens. “Across southeast Michigan and the entire state, the pension tax established in 2011 is one of the biggest complaints we hear about. The change in state law came up unexpectedly and…

Rep. Farrington helps launch bipartisan plan to crack down on elder abuse

State Rep. Diana Farrington today introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan plan to combat elder abuse and establish increased protections for Michigan’s senior population. She was joined by Reps. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing), Doug Wozniak (R-Shelby Township), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Graham Filler (R-DeWitt), Kyra Bolden (D-Southfield), Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) and Kathy Crawford (R-Novi). Farrington,…

Rep. Farrington posts perfect voting record for first term

State Rep. Diana Farrington finished her first term in the state House with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 1,554 votes during the 2017-2018 session. “I am honored to work hard for the people of Utica, Sterling Heights and Shelby Township. It’s my responsibility to be their voice in Lansing,” Rep. Farrington said….

Macomb delegation: Give communities more control over fireworks

The Michigan House today voted to give local municipalities more control over the sale, use and safety of consumer-grade fireworks within their borders after approving bipartisan plans sponsored by Macomb County legislators. State Reps. John Chirkun, Diana Farrington, Kevin Hertel, Pamela Hornberger, Peter Lucido, Steve Marino, William Sowerby and Jeff Yaroch combined in a joint…