News From Rep. Tinsley Talabi

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

            LANSING – State Representative and Detroit Caucus Chairman Brian Banks (D-Detroit) joined with the Detroit Caucus members today to say that they do not support the no-fault insurance changes that passed out of the Senate in Senate Bills 248-249 last week. The House Insurance Committee met today at 8:15 a.m. to discuss the bills. The committee’s regularly scheduled weekly meeting time is on Thursday, so it appears that the...

Tuesday, March 3, 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, February 4, 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, January 14, 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, December 4, 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...

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