State Rep. Padma Kuppa

State Rep. Padma Kuppa Padma Kuppa is State Rep. for Michigan’s 41st District, serving Troy & Clawson. Fighting for public schools, our Great Lakes, and a strong and healthy Michigan.

State Rep. Padma Kuppa is serving her first term representing Michigan’s 41st House District, which encompasses the cities of Troy and Clawson. Kuppa came to the U.S. from India at the age of four and grew up in America before moving to India as a teenager. After receiving her bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology Warangal, Kuppa moved home to the U.S. for graduate school. Kuppa moved to the 41st district more than 20 years ago. Since then, she has worked as an engineer and project manager with a career that spans the automotive, financial, and IT industries. Throughout her life, Kuppa has sought to bring people together to solve problems both in the professional world and in the community. Kuppa has been a civic leader, volunteering with the PTA throughout her children’s K-12 education, founding the Troy-area Interfaith Group, created to bring people of all faiths together, and serving on Troy’s Planning Commission. She is currently President of the Troy Historic Society and a board member of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. As the first Indian immigrant and Hindu in the State Legislature, she hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the State House.

Wearing a mask doesn’t just protect yourself from contracting COVID-19, it also protects you from carrying the disease h...
07/29/2020

Wearing a mask doesn’t just protect yourself from contracting COVID-19, it also protects you from carrying the disease home to your friends and loved ones. It’s simple - if you’re leaving the house, #MaskUpMichigan and keep your fellow Michiganders safe and healthy.

300 million people living with viral hepatitis don’t know it. Unless detected and treated, it can lead to disease, cirrh...
07/28/2020

300 million people living with viral hepatitis don’t know it. Unless detected and treated, it can lead to disease, cirrhosis or liver cancer. Take care of yourself or your loved ones and get tested. #WorldHepatitisDay

Out and about with Councilman Sampson, City staff and DTE Energy contractors & employees - fixing things to mitigate the...
07/27/2020

Out and about with Councilman Sampson, City staff and DTE Energy contractors & employees - fixing things to mitigate the power outages in #ClawsonMI.

On Disability Independence Day, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act being signed in...
07/24/2020

On Disability Independence Day, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act being signed into law. As we recognize this important milestone for our nation, we must continue our work to promote equal opportunity for people with disabilities. #ADA30

07/24/2020
Representation matters. We are voting on HB 5910-5913 and I am proud to count three educators -Lori Stone, State Represe...
07/23/2020

Representation matters. We are voting on HB 5910-5913 and I am proud to count three educators -Lori Stone, State Representative Matt Koleszar, and Nate Shannon - in my freshman class of reps in this frame alone.
We know that none of these bills strengthen our public schools, improve our children’s education or inspire people to go into education as a profession - or ensure we lay the foundation for a strong economy. #lifeasalegislator

07/23/2020

Live from Lansing in the State House Chambers!

Michigan is slowly reopening but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods just yet, make sure to maintain proper social ...
07/22/2020

Michigan is slowly reopening but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods just yet, make sure to maintain proper social distancing and wear proper PPE while enjoying the various businesses and activities that are reopening across our great state.

07/22/2020

My morning reading is all about SB 956 which would require the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to collaborate with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and others as it pertains to Michigan’s response to Covid-19 in nursing homes.
Sounds good, right? Government’s job is public safety and welfare.
But the devil is in the details.

07/21/2020
Many independent retailers are family-owned, many depend on seasonally-driven business, many rent the space in which the...
07/21/2020

Many independent retailers are family-owned, many depend on seasonally-driven business, many rent the space in which they do business; and although the definition of “small business” includes any business with fewer than 250 employees, many independent retailers have fewer than 50. These factors can present a different set of challenges than other small businesses face. We must continue to work to combat the spread COVID-19, while also exploring solutions to give these small businesses the means to weather this crisis financially and the opportunity to get back on their feet when things return to normal.

The Sandwich Generation faces many challenges in caring for both their children and aging parents simultaneously. As we ...
07/20/2020

The Sandwich Generation faces many challenges in caring for both their children and aging parents simultaneously. As we recognize #NationalSandwichGenerationMonth this July, now is a perfect time to collectively reflect on how we can better support this growing demographic who do so much to support our communities.

July is “Share a Sunset With The Ones You Love” month and although that may sound kind of silly it’s actually a very imp...
07/20/2020

July is “Share a Sunset With The Ones You Love” month and although that may sound kind of silly it’s actually a very important message - reminding you to spend some quality time with those important to you while also enjoying the beautiful sunsets Michigan has to offer.

Great news to wake up to: dog reunited with family. I regularly check the Facebook groups “Clawson News and Community Di...
07/20/2020

Great news to wake up to: dog reunited with family.
I regularly check the Facebook groups “Clawson News and Community Discussion” and “Troy News and Community Discussion” and saw this lovely story. Paul found this lost dog and posted in the Clawson group. A few hours later, Lori found the post and the dog was back with his family.
#Goodneighbors. #bestdistrict #HD41 #Troy #Clawson #littlecityBIGheart
Hopeful that the rest of the week’s headlines are as positive.

This year celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day by making a difference in your communities. So find a way to give b...
07/19/2020

This year celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day by making a difference in your communities. So find a way to give back to your community remember that we #MaskUpMichigan for our neighbors, not ourselves.

Sunscreen is your best friend all year long, but especially in the summer. Educate yourself on the effects of UV rays on...
07/17/2020

Sunscreen is your best friend all year long, but especially in the summer. Educate yourself on the effects of UV rays on your skin and how to protect yourself during UV Safety Month.

This is the perfect time to get outside for a meal, it’s National Picnic Month! Picnicking is a great social distancing ...
07/17/2020

This is the perfect time to get outside for a meal, it’s National Picnic Month! Picnicking is a great social distancing activity and an excuse to visit your local farmer’s market to prepare a Michigan-sourced meal.

Morning news: Sad to read about the loss of Joanna Cole, but she left a legacy that makes this STEM advocate smile: her ...
07/17/2020
Joanna Cole, author of 'The Magic School Bus,' dies age 75

Morning news: Sad to read about the loss of Joanna Cole, but she left a legacy that makes this STEM advocate smile: her wonderful “Magic School Bus” books and the animated tv series it gave rise to. Great memories watching the shows with my kids.

Award-winning US author Joanna Cole, who wrote "The Magic School Bus" series and other children's books, has died at the age of 75.

07/16/2020

Just received the House Fiscal Agency’s Monthly Revenue Report for June 2020! After lagging in May, revenue from major taxes rebounded in June and is now roughly on target relative to the May 2020 Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference. When July collections are reported in August, we should get a better picture of overall income tax revenues. Check for reports available here: https://www.house.mi.gov/hfa/home.asp

July is #EyeInjuryPreventionMonth and it’s important to remember that 90% of eye injuries can be prevented by wearing pr...
07/16/2020

July is #EyeInjuryPreventionMonth and it’s important to remember that 90% of eye injuries can be prevented by wearing protective glasses or goggles! So before you start your next home repair or auto project, make sure to grab your protective eyewear.

@CIDRAP has some terrific podcasts - helpful information to live in the era of COVID. #MaskUpMichigan
07/15/2020
COVID-19 Podcasts and Webinars

@CIDRAP has some terrific podcasts - helpful information to live in the era of COVID. #MaskUpMichigan

Relevant webinars and audio podcasts by subject matter experts. Each focuses on a specific area of interest within the topic of COVID-19.

I was thrilled to visit the Yarn Stop and present them with July's small business of the month award. Please remember to...
07/15/2020

I was thrilled to visit the Yarn Stop and present them with July's small business of the month award. Please remember to support our local small businesses!

COVID-19 has now taken the lives of over 6,000 Michiganders, we need to do everything we can to slow the devastation of ...
07/15/2020

COVID-19 has now taken the lives of over 6,000 Michiganders, we need to do everything we can to slow the devastation of this pandemic. By extending Michigan’s state of emergency, Michiganders will continue to have access to the resources and help they need to combat this disease.

Due to COVID-19, the federal and state tax deadline was extended to July 15th but that day is fast approaching! Make sur...
07/14/2020

Due to COVID-19, the federal and state tax deadline was extended to July 15th but that day is fast approaching! Make sure to get your taxes filled out in time. #TaxDay

07/13/2020
Last week the MEDC announced that the Michigan Strategic Fund approved a $100 million program that will provide grants t...
07/13/2020
Restart Grant | Michigan Business

Last week the MEDC announced that the Michigan Strategic Fund approved a $100 million program that will provide grants to small businesses around Michigan working to recover from the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 virus.

Grants will be administered by 15 Economic Development Organizations covering all 83 counties. A minimum 30% of the funds must be awarded to eligible women-owned, minority-owned or veteran-owned eligible businesses. The application period will be open July 15-August 5 at michiganbusiness.org/restart.

More information can be found at Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, the State of Michigan has allocated $100 million of CARES Act funding to implement the Michigan Small Business Restart Program to support the needs of Michigan Businesses directly impacted by COVID-19. The application for businesses to apply for fundin...

Spending time in the sun is fun, but can also be dangerous. Be sure to protect yourself from harmful UV rays by using su...
07/13/2020

Spending time in the sun is fun, but can also be dangerous. Be sure to protect yourself from harmful UV rays by using sunscreen! #UVSafetyMonth

I was thrilled to visit Sarah's Cake & Candy Supply and present them with July's small business of the month award. Plea...
07/10/2020

I was thrilled to visit Sarah's Cake & Candy Supply and present them with July's small business of the month award. Please remember to support our local small businesses!

Wearing a mask is a simple act with a big impact. Wear it outside where social distancing isn’t possible and inside busi...
07/10/2020

Wearing a mask is a simple act with a big impact. Wear it outside where social distancing isn’t possible and inside businesses where it is required.

Our world population is constantly growing, often faster than our resources can provide. In 1987 the UN designated July ...
07/10/2020

Our world population is constantly growing, often faster than our resources can provide. In 1987 the UN designated July 11th as #WorldPopulationDay, to raise awareness for the need for easily accessible family planning services - no matter where you live or what your income is.

07/09/2020
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Access to clean water for sanitation and hand washing is key to fighting COVID-19 and keeping Michiganders safe and heal...
07/08/2020

Access to clean water for sanitation and hand washing is key to fighting COVID-19 and keeping Michiganders safe and healthy. By extending protections from water shutoffs until December 31, 2020 Michiganders can be sure that they always have access to the clean water they deserve.

#EqualJustice4All means making sure there is full transparency in our public safety system. Our new four-pillar package ...
07/08/2020

#EqualJustice4All means making sure there is full transparency in our public safety system. Our new four-pillar package will put solid systems in place to keep police officers and Michiganders safe.

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Did you really just vote to defund the police?? Please share why??
MICHIGAN SAYS NO TO VOTE BY MAIL. THIS WOULD LEAD TO FRAUD.
Hello! I am reaching out as my family is in desperate need of assistance and heard this would be my best option. I have reached out to governor and rep with no progression. As well as UIA and SS. nearing 100 or more calls daily. - have not received taxes (suppose to be coming in mail- not traceable) - have not received stimulus (husbands portion went to child support and mine is MIA) -have not received UIA payment ( approved yet "non monetary issue" since April) - have not received child support - can not get a job, dr. has me off work - can not receive cash assistance (you would need to be part of 40 hour a week program to seek employment) - can not get disability until dr./testing process is complete - husband lost his job due to covid just recently- his UIA has been " approved- non monerary issue" as well caring for a full family and less than zero income due to covid is just about crippling us. I have been keeping kooth and having faith until now.. our lease was up last month, my sons birthday is in two days, our phones are off and have no clue how to make ends meet. I have reached out to the news and will continue to try and reach any able human being who can assist.
Good to see you, State Rep. Padma Kuppa Thanks for standing up to the BLM cause today at Troy.
This post is not intended to be political at all. I agree that the Shelter in Place and closing of schools was needed at the time given the uncertainties and unknowns at the time. However, given what we know now, the purpose of this post is to advocate for the reopening of the schools in the Fall of 2020 for the following reasons. 1. Shelter in place was never designed to prevent everyone from getting exposed to COVID. 2. Shelter in place was implemented to control the capacity issues at our hospitals. 3. Currently - our health system capacity is under control. 4. Therefore, unless you are planning on sheltering in place for 2 years, we need to get used to living with Corona virus. 5. There is ZERO evidence that Coronavirus is statistically dangerous to children. The H1N1 flu is contracted at a much higher rate than Coronavirus (as to children) 6. While the teachers have done a great job with online schooling, it is not the same. The children need to go to school to learn, to socialize and to build their immune systems. 7. The larger concern is the safety of the administrative staff, teachers and employees. Obviously safety guidelines will need to be implemented and staff in high risk pools may have to stay home. 8. Even if 5-10% of the staff had to stay home for safety that is better than 100% of children being home-schooled. Just one constituent's opinion.
When a constituent asks a valid question in a polite way it gets censored? Interesting
Thank you for deleting my comment and not answering my question.
Thank you Representative Kuppa for keeping me out of business for another 15 days. Can you please explain to me why legal services and real estate services can't operate in a safe manner?
Message is re-post, but my sentiments exactly Some thoughts from Michael Bane: I am tired of heart-rending stories of people being sick, tired of hearing that I must unconditionally rely on experts whose models have been repeatedly proven wrong, tired of hearing that every place in this country is exactly the same an New York City, tired of hearing about how I lack the brains to understand this that or the other, tired of hearing from medical personnel raging about my ignorance while hospitals in my area are laying-off staff, tired of the endless "WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE ON TUESDAY UNLESS YOU STOP GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE!" hysterics from every media outlet, tired of hearing that if I step out my door without a mask half the elderly population of America (of which I am one, BTW) will immediately take sick and die, tired of hearing about "what's wrong with staying home and watching Netflix?" when my friends and family members are losing everything they worked their entire lives for...and on and on. Some points from my side: • The draconian lockdown provisions were presented to us as necessary to "flatten the curve," that is, prevent the secondary effect of collapsing the medical system. Not only did the curve flatten, but the models upon which the curves were based were and are being consistently downgraded. • We have now moved the goalposts, as Dr. William Aprill has said, to require the draconian shutdown until "the virus is eliminated" or "until a vaccine is found." • The virus will never be eliminated because it is in the population now and at a much higher level than predicted (as per the newest studies). Viruses are the predators that HUNT US, and they are very good at it. There are diseases we have fought on a world-wide basis for more than a century and they are still with us. Diseases that we were confident had been eliminated from the planet are now prowling the LA and San Fran homeless camps. • While we and our allies have the most sophisticated medical research facilities on the planet, a vaccine is still not a slam-dunk. We've been searching for a common cold vaccine for a century; influenza vaccines work about 50% of the time. • QED...if we keep the country shut down until we "eliminate the virus" or "find a vaccine," we may well be keeping the country shut down forever. • There are underlying political agendas at work, and those agendas REQUIRE a worst-case shut-down for them to have a chance of succeeding...e.g. beating Trump, e.g. slipping Democratic talking point actions in to relief bills, bailing out pension funds and white elephants like the Kennedy Center and PBS/NPR..."never let a crisis go to waste." • Finally, the notion that somehow my job is to keep you safe. What part of "YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN" do you not understand? My job is to keep me and mine safe. Your job is to keep you and yours safe. We are not "all in this together." New York subways and buses — essentially mobile virus vector delivery systems — are still running; government officials who on their best days are still "tits on a boar" are still being paid; Nancy Pelosi is still eating designer ice cream from a $24,000 freezer. I am in a higher risk group, therefore I stay home, wear an N-95 mask when I go out, wear gloves if I know I'm doing to handle a lot of things, say groceries. I do not need the government to threaten me to get me to do these things, but because I know that I am on my own, and that means I have to take appropriate precautions. • Finally, if we don't find a way to immediately start reopening the country, the country will reopen itself, and that may not be the most optimal solution. Things go on until they can't go on, and then they stop. NUT GRAFS: "There really are two Americas here: Those still getting a paycheck from government, corporations or universities, and those who are unemployed, or seeing their small businesses suffer due to shutdowns. And the America still getting paid is, so far, not showing a whole lot of sympathy for the America that isn’t. ... People don’t appreciate being lectured and condescended to and bossed around. They especially don’t appreciate being urged to sacrifice by people who make no sacrifices themselves. And that’s a different sort of class divide: When rulers ask for sacrifices without making any, they’re displaying a distinct lack of, well, class."
Please check into staff COVID19 testing at hospitals. Sources from a Troy hospital tell me they've received an email letting them know the hospital has a staffer to speak with lawmakers and government officials. The implication being that employees should not contact anyone. Perhaps a contract provision reminder. Their concern is that PPE shortages are getting attention, but the lack of testing for staff is not. They need regular, same day report testing. I'm not in your district. I'm reaching out because they've been told not to. And perhaps inquire how nurses are being furloughed during a pandemic. Thank you, from MI-82.
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