News From Rep. Tinsley-Talabi

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

LANSING – Democratic members of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee warned that three bills that would change adoption rules would harm Michigan children waiting for adoption. House Bills 4188-4190 would allow adoption agencies to use religious faith as an excuse to deny adoptions.

“At a time when there are 3,000 Michigan children waiting for a permanent, loving family, these bills are not in the best interest of children,” said Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon),...

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) and Alberta Tinsley-Talabi (D-Detroit) announced a legislative package today that would reform Michigan insurance law and protect consumers. House Bill 4116 would enforce that overcharges to policyholders must be reimbursed. HB 4117 prohibits determining a person’s rate by certain factors, including their form of employment, education, credit history or residency. HB 4127 outright prohibits insurers from using credit scores to determine premiums for drivers in Michigan. Michigan has...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Brian Banks (D-Harper Woods), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) andAlberta Tinsley-Talabi (D-Detroit) took the oath of office today as the Michigan House of Representatives began its 98th legislative session.

“I am honored to serve my second term for the people of House District 1, and to serve as the chair of the Detroit Caucus,” said Banks. “I look forward to working with my Detroit and House colleagues...

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Recent events have shown how the use of force by a law enforcement agency can sometimes be fatal. When the review is handled internally, it can give rise to the issues of transparency and a fair/unbiased decision. Representative Alberta Tinsley-Talabi has prepared legislation that would give the Michigan Department of Civil Rights monitoring and review authority when a police action results in the death of a member of a group as currently defined under the...

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Representative Alberta Tinsley-Talabi attended the conference of the National Foundation for Women Legislators. As the state director for Michigan, Rep. Talabi presented a review of Michigan legislative events noting such things as the passage of the Detroit Bankruptcy Grand Bargain and earlier passage of expanded Medicare services. During the presentation, the NFWL awarded Representative Talabi’s nominee, Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware, with a “2014 — Outstanding Female Legislator” award....

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