Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The city of Dearborn will use a state grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to extend the trail.
State Rep. George Darany, D-Dearborn, applauded the approval of a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) development grant that was awarded to the city of Dearborn to extend the Rouge River Gateway Trail. The city will receive $280,000 to extend the trail and connect it to Ford Field Park. The project is one of 76 that support outdoor recreation development and land acquisitions that will be funded throughout the state in 2013. “As a lifelong Dearborn resident, I know firsthand how special the Rouge River Gateway Trail is to my hometown,” Darany said. “With more than 40 parks, playgrounds and walkways throughout the city, many residents take full advantage of these outdoor recreation opportunities and this trail is no exception.” …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Rep. George Darany of Dearborn voted no on the proposed legislation, citing its "untested reform model."
A proposal that could lead to the expansion of Michigan’s Education Achievement Authority to low-performing schools in Metro Detroit was passed by a narrow margain in the House of Representatives on Thursday—despite opposition from a Dearborn lawmaker. According to the Detroit News, House Bill 4369 would allow the Education Achievement Authority to expand beyond the 15 Detroit schools the statewide school reform district operates through an interlocal agreement with Eastern Michigan University. The legislation targets schools that have been in the bottom 5 percent of academic performance for three or more years, the News reports. The bill allows the reform district to add up to 35 schools over the next three years. State Rep. George Darany…
Monday, March 11, 2013
The group of Dearborn residents came to Lansing as part of the School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan Advocacy Day.
Monday, March 11
Dearborn Rep. George T. Darany met with a group promoting school-based health care this month. Kalthoum Nasser, Ola Saad, Mariam Ismail, Mona Farroukh, and Jehad Najda—all from Dearborn—were in Lansing March 5. The group came with ACCESS as part of the School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan Advocacy Day. Learn more about School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan on their website.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Rep. George Darany introduced legislation that would allow for a “veteran” designation on state ID cards.
A bill benefitting veterans introduced by a Dearborn legislator will be coming before the House of Representatives soon. State Rep. George Darany's bill would allow Michigan veterans to have a "veteran" designation put on their state issued ID card. The bill was reported out of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee this week. House Bill 4287 will now be referred to the full Michigan House of Representatives for consideration. Darany said he hopes the legislation would make it easier for true veterans to prove their status. "Michigan is home to more than 650,000 veterans, and it is important that we send a clear signal that the people of this state are truly grateful for their service to our country," said Darany in a statement…
Friday, February 1, 2013
A class from Howard Elementary went to the state capitol this week.
Friday, February 1
A group of Dearborn students got a lesson in state civics and a look at where laws are created this week when they visited the Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing on Tuesday. Rep. George T. Darany (D-Dearborn) also visited the third grade class from Dearborn's Howard Elementary School during their tour of the Capitol.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The bills would make it a crime to falsely claim military status, and allow veteran status on state IDs.
Dearborn state Rep. George Darany this month introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at verifying veteran status. Darany, who began his second term as state representative in 2013, announced in a statement that the legislation aims to "help protect and assist our veterans." Both bills were introduced by Rep. Darany on Jan. 22. House Bill 4020 was referred to the House Committee on Criminal Justice and House Bill 4022 was referred to the House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs. The Stolen Valor Act introduced by Darany complements similar federal legislation introduced in U.S. Congress earlier this month. Both bills aim to stop people from using a false claim of military or veteran status to obtain discounts or special services …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Here's a look at initiatives spearheaded by legislator Rep. George Darany over the past year.
Dearborn legislator Rep. George Darany introduced nine pieces of legislation in the state House of Representatives in 2012. This included four resolutions and five bills. He also introduced two amendments during the year. Darany, who just finished his first term, was reelected on Nov. 6. Here's a look at the bills and resolutions introduced by Rep. Darany in 2012, courtesy of MichiganVotes.org. Amendments Darany was also recognized one of 50 members of the House of Representatives who was present for all 1,517 votes taken in 2012. This is his second year in office, and his second perfect record for voting.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Two different versions of the legislation passed the Michigan House and Senate Thursday amid huge union protests in Lansing.
Just after right-to-work legislation passed the Michigan House and Senate, Dearborn legislators on Thursday were quick to label the passage as a cave-in to special interests, and hurtful for the state’s middle-class families. "This is a very sad day for the hardworking men and women of Michigan,” Dearborn Democrat Rep. George Darany said in a statement Thursday after the house vote, which passed the legislation, 58-52. “These individuals have fought tirelessly for the safe working conditions and fair pay that we now enjoy. Unfortunately, the leadership in Lansing has clearly caved to special interests and corporate profits and has put the livelihood of our middle-class families in serious jeopardy.” “My democratic colleagues and I remain …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Dearborn resident and former City Councilman announced his 2012 run on Tuesday.
Dearborn state Rep. George T. Darany wants another two years. Darany, who won his seat in 2010 after serving on Dearborn City Council, announced Tuesday that he is running for reelection as state representative for Michigan’s 15th House District. The Democrat said his job serving Dearborn in the legislature is not done. "It’s unfortunate, but the middle class, our kids, and our seniors were forgotten during the last year and a half by the legislature,” Darany said in a statement. “We’ve seen a tax on our seniors, cuts to our classrooms, and unnecessary burdens placed on our working families through the reduction of the homestead property tax credit and the elimination of charitable tax credits - all to give large corporations a massive tax…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
State Sen. Morris Hood and Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus Information Services Director Mike Vatter gave a history of redistricting, plus answered questions about the process and changes for upcoming elections.
Though 2010 redistricting for the state of Michigan is over, questions about the process and the changes are still numerous–a fact that prompted the League of Women Voters of Dearborn/Dearborn Heights to host a forum on the subject on Monday. Held at Christ Episcopal Church, Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus Information Services Director Mike Vatter gave some history on redistricting, while state Sen. Morris Hood (D-Dearborn) discussed changes to his own district, and concerns on the process as a legislator. "We wanted to host a study session so we could learn about redistricting," explained LWVDDH President Mary Bugeia explained. "So the next time it comes up, we will have a declared position on it." Bugeia said they decided to open the …