News From Rep. Tinsley Talabi

Monday, February 1, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Alberta Tinsley Talabi (D-Detroit) urges taxpayers to be careful when selecting people to assist with tax return preparations this season. While most tax preparers are professional and reliable, some use scams, frauds and high-pressure tactics to cheat people out of their tax refund or gain access to sensitive personal information.

“It is important to make wise choices when it comes to selecting a tax preparer,” Rep. Tinsley Talabi said. “I am...

Thursday, December 3, 2015

LANSING –State Representative Alberta Tinsley Talabi (D-Detroit) is urging people affected by Driver Responsibility fees to participate in a program that allows them to perform community service rather than pay a fee. The Driver Responsibility Fee Community Service Program ends Dec. 31, 2015, meaning that applications for the program must be postmarked by that date. The actual community service must be completed within 45 days of approval of the application.

“The community service program is...

Monday, October 19, 2015

LANSING – Members of the House Detroit Democratic Caucus responded today to Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to fix the Detroit Public Schools, announced at a press conference this morning, by saying they are ready to work together on a solution but that it must include local control of Detroit’s schools.

“The Detroit Caucus and I are committed to finding a solution to improve our Detroit Public Schools so that we can find solutions to improve...

Monday, September 28, 2015

LANSING – Democrats in the state House and Senate announced a defining package of bills today to strengthen Michigan’s middle class and reverse one of the largest tax shifts in Michigan history. Called the Blueprint for Michigan’s Families, the bills take aim at stagnant incomes and tax increases which make it difficult to achieve and sustain a middle-class quality of life while coping with the rising costs of living.

“The cost of living is getting...

State Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-Meridian Twp.), left, and House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), right, stand beside state Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) as he talks about the Blueprint for Michigan Families in the House Democratic Press Room in Lansing on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. The Blueprint for Michigan Families is a Democratic-sponsored plan to strengthen Michigan’s middle class and reverse one of the largest tax shifts in Michigan history.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

LANSING – Legislative Democrats are introducing legislation today that would modify the adoption discrimination bills signed into law earlier this year. The new laws allow faith-based adoption agencies to refuse placements with same-sex couples, unmarried couples and any other couple or person based on the agency’s religious beliefs. Bills introduced this week would change the law by allowing the state to remove funding for agencies that use their own faith as a reason to discriminate...