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…

Farrington part of bipartisan plan to fix the state’s unemployment system

  State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, today introduced a bill in a bipartisan plan to fix Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The legislation is based on findings of a workgroup consisting of industry experts and legislators. The plan will provide clarity, restore integrity and improve accountability within the agency and address the faults of…

Rep. Farrington backs resolution calling for July 1 budget deadline

Legislators’ pay would be docked if the budget was not ready   State Rep. Diana Farrington today said she fully supports a House resolution calling for a balanced state budget to be presented to the governor by July 1 each year. Farrington, of Utica, said she became a co-sponsor of House Joint Resolution X because…

Rep. Farrington plans consumer education forum on identity theft

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica has scheduled a consumer education event in partnership with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to educate residents on identity theft. The forum will feature information on how to protect against identity theft and what steps to take in the event you become a victim of this crime. “Our personal…

Rep. Farrington bill improves protection of vulnerable adults

State Rep. Diana Farrington has sponsored legislation to protect vulnerable adults from abuse or restraint by physical, verbal, mental or financial means. “The only thing more despicable than the abuse of an elder or vulnerable adult is that this kind of illegal behavior is growing rapidly in Michigan,” said Farrington, of Utica. “Ensuring our laws…

Rep. Farrington honors fallen Sterling Heights probation agent during House ceremony

State Rep. Diana Farrington today honored fallen Probation Agent Candice Dunn during a Sept. 11 ceremony in the Capitol. Farrington, of Utica, read Dunn’s name as part of the Sept. 11 Memorial Service conducted annually in the House since 2011. The ceremony memorializes first responders and members of the military who have died in the…

Rep. Farrington calls first six months of term a success

State Rep. Diana Farrington today said she is pleased with the progress she and her colleagues have made thus far this legislative term on issues that matter most to the people of Macomb County. “I’ve listened to people’s needs when it comes to prioritizing tax dollars,” said Farrington, of Utica, who took office in January….

Rep. Farrington highlights progress made by House Financial Services Committee

State Rep. Diana Farrington, chair of the House Financial Services Committee, noted the committee’s progress in discussing and approving legislation over the first six months of the 2017-18 House session. “I am pleased with the unanimous, bipartisan support that has shown itself within our committee,” said Farrington, of Utica, citing a pair of bills that…

Rep. Farrington’s resolution tabs July as Craft Beer Month in Michigan

The Michigan House of Representatives recently adopted a resolution introduced by state Rep. Diana Farrington declaring July as Craft Beer Month across the state. Michigan is fifth in the nation in the number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs and the number of breweries in Michigan has more than doubled since 2010. Having seen a boom…

Rep. Farrington: Budget item helps protect Macomb’s most vulnerable residents

State Rep. Diana Farrington today said an item for Macomb County Community Mental Health (CMH) in the state budget recently approved by the Michigan Legislature will help protect some of the county’s most at-risk residents. Farrington, of Utica, said the $5 million expenditure will enable Macomb CMH to restore service to those in need. The…

House approves Rep. Farrington bill to ensure processing of medical sexual assault exams

The Michigan House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation authored by state Rep. Diana Farrington to help assault victims by increasing the funding available for medical forensic examinations. “Sexual assault is a horrendous crime that has become a widespread issue in our communities,” said Farrington of Utica.  “These victims should never be forced to foot…

Rep. Farrington announces June office hours

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica will host local office hours this month and encourages residents to bring their thoughts or concerns about state government. “I am always excited to personally meet with residents and hear about issues that matter to them,” Farrington said. “One of my top priorities is to remain accessible to those…