State Representative Phil Cavanagh (Redford Township), a member of the House Tax Policy Committee, listens to Governor Rick Snyder deliver his budget address on Thursday, February 17, 2011.


A Message from Phil...
It is an honor and privilege to serve as a voice for Michigan’s working families and seniors. I believe that we must do everything we can to enact good public policy that will support our hard-working men and women. As a State Representative I have been focused on cutting wasteful government spending so we can focus on creating jobs, protecting middle-class families and providing our children with a world-class education to compete in a global market.
I understand that times are extremely challenging and everyone is doing more for less; but workers must earn a decent wage to support their families and our economy. To help Michigan’s low-wage workers I introduced legislation that would restore the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit to its former higher amount which was 20 percent of the federal EITC. The EITC not only helps struggling families, it also helps local economies. I have been an advocate for families and seniors across the state against the rate increased imposed by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA). The MCCA is funded by the public’s money yet rates are set behind closed doors; rates that we are forced to pay. I have led the fight to bring transparency and accountability throughout the MCCA as I believe that drivers deserve to know where their hard earned money is going and whether the imposed fees are justifiable or unnecessary.   More
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Location: WJR with Paul Smith
Phil will be on WJR- Paul Smith- at 6:20 am. He will be talking about the Mich... More...
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Michigan Affairs
December 17, 2011

LANSING - State Representative Phil Cavanagh (D-Redford) has introduced legislation that will allow local elected representatives to play a much needed role in deciding who is appointed to airport authority...More
Featured Issues
 As your State Representative, Phil Cavanagh will find solutions to Michigan's job market. For example, Cavanagh will look to cut “fluff” programs for core services and promote small businesses. As a small business owner, Cavanagh has experience in trying to keep the lights on, and keeping employees paid. This experience makes him better able to connect with and represent the people in District 17.
 Cavanagh will work to reform Lansing to be fiscally responsible and accountable. This will help effect the bottom line of tax payers throughout the District.
 Cavanagh realizes the importance of maintaining quality education, and that this is the path for Michigan's future. This is why one of his main focuses will be to ensure that schools are adequately funded and supported, which will help our youth develop the skills needed to succeed and stay in Michigan.
Phil in the News
The Gipper giveth, state GOP taketh away
Republicans find a tax break they don't like. It happens to help the poor......... Read More
I-96 faces shutdown in 2014 in Livonia, Redford........ Read More
Michigan Catastrophic Claim Fund, Show your support for the fight against it, Please vote YES on the link below......... Read More
December 9, 2011

Rep. Cavanagh Calls for Appointments Accountability Bill will give county commissioners say in Airport Authority Boards...... Read More
October 26, 2011

Rep. Cavanagh Blasts Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association for Denying FOIA Request Policy questions still unanswered LANSING—-Representative Phil Cavanagh (D-Redford) today called upon the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) to reverse its decision to deny a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for claims data. “It......Read More
October 13, 2011

No-Fault Legislation Rushed To A Vote by Committee Chairman Quick action by the House Insurance Committee today raises legal questions, while leaving policy questions unanswered LANSING— Representative Phil Cavanagh (D-Redford) today called upon House Insurance Committee Chairman Pete Lund (R-Shelby Twp.) to allow adequate time for committee members to consider amendments to proposed no-fault reform... Read More

Phil's work
State Rep. Philip Cavanagh and the 28 cosponsors introduce bill HB 5407, which ... More...
While we wait around for the Majority to determine what we'll vote on today, my... More...
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