Rep. Farrington: We need to find solutions for Macomb County roads

Macomb County roads might be in their worst shape ever. Fixing our roads is a top priority and that is why I supported an additional $175 million in statewide transportation funding that was recently signed into law. Macomb County will receive an estimated $4.48 million in additional road funds for immediate use this construction season….

Rep. Farrington testifies on plan to protect children from child pornography

State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, today testified on her plan to increase criminal penalties for possession of child pornography, calling for a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment for possession of over 100 images. The legislation, under consideration by the House Law and Justice Committee, was submitted in response to the recent Larry Nassar…

Senate committee approves Rep. Farrington plan to better protect Michigan residents

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved state Rep. Diana Farrington’s legislation to expand the statute of limitations from six to 10 years for an individual to be charged with armed robbery. The plan places armed robbery on the same statute of limitations guidelines as other violent crimes, such as kidnapping or extortion. “An armed robbery…

Rep. Farrington to host town hall meeting

State Rep. Diana Farrington will host a town hall meeting on Friday, April 13 to discuss Medicare and Medicaid dual enrollment. “The residents of the 30th District deserve to know about the medical options available to them,” Rep. Farrington said. “This town hall will give people an opportunity to learn more about the choice of…

Rep. Farrington reads to local students

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Diana Farrington reads to a group of students at Burr Elementary School. State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica continued her March is Reading Month tour reading to over 50 elementary classes while visiting nine local schools. “The importance of reading for a child’s education cannot be overlooked,” Rep. Farrington said. “Something as…

Rep. Farrington to host shred opportunity

State Rep. Diana Farrington will host an opportunity for local residents to shred unwanted personal documents on Friday, April 6. “Identity theft is a serious issue of which we must all be aware,” Rep. Farrington said. “We are responsible to take accountability for our personal information, including the proper disposal of sensitive material we no…

Rep. Farrington supports plan to protect vulnerable adults

Lawmaker’s legislation establishes new crimes, sets punishment standards State Rep. Diana Farrington testified on Tuesday to the House Law and Justice Committee in support of her bill to protect older Michigan residents from abuse. Rep. Farrington’s legislation creates the crimes of restraining as well as assaulting an elder or vulnerable adult, while also establishing punishment…

Rep. Farrington bills allow for real-life training for forensic professionals

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Diana Farrington allowing forensic professionals to use real-life recorded interviews for training purposes were passed with overwhelming support by the Michigan House today. Child Advocacy Center (CAC) forensic interviewers conduct interviews of children in cases of abuse and neglect. Forensic interviewers follow the Forensic Interviewing Protocol, which means they must…

Rep. Farrington votes to support military veterans

Bill also applies to fraternal organizations   State Rep. Diana Farrington today joined her House colleagues in voting for a bill allowing members of national veterans clubs and other service clubs to buy alcoholic drinks in any affiliated out-of-town club. Farrington, of Utica, co-sponsored the legislation, which was prompted by a recent Liquor Control Commission…

Rep. Farrington welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Diana Farrington welcomed Associate Pastor Chris Troxel (center) to the state Capitol to lead Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Troxel is a pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Utica, where Rep. Farrington attends. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session…

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…