News From Rep. Tinsley Talabi

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

LANSING — Members of the Detroit Caucus voiced concern today regarding the ongoing debate over the direction of Detroit Public Schools, citing the continued refusal to acknowledge Detroit voices as a key failure of the numerous bill packages offered to address issues in the school district. The most recent iteration — a package pushed through by the House Republicans during a late night session in May — has been widely criticized by governmental officials at...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

“The public will have increased access to Michigan’s executive branch and the state Legislature records through a 10-bill bipartisan package recently unveiled by House lawmakers. Currently, the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, allows citizens to request a wealth of information from government, except information from the Legislature and the governor’s office, since they are exempt from FOIA laws. House Bills 5469-5479 would correct this. I believe it is high time we made these changes as...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) Brian Banks (D-Detroit), LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) and Alberta Tinsley-Talabi (D-Detroit) voiced support today for portions of the supplemental appropriation bill, House Bill 5296, which passed the House and is now heading to the Senate. The bill is meant to provide bridge funding to Detroit Public Schools (DPS), which will run out of money in April without immediate intervention. While the representatives applauded the $48.7 million offered to the...

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...

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