News From Rep. Tinsley Talabi

Friday, August 26, 2016

"It is time for Gov. Rick Snyder to send the Michigan National Guard to provide relief and assistance to residents and businesses, including those in House District 2, affected by the recent flooding in Detroit and along the Detroit riverfront. Recent major storms have created a risk to the health and welfare of people living in the flood zone. Children and families are facing serious health risks because the storm system mixed sewage with storm...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

 

LANSING — House Democrats were disappointed tonight with the final form of the education budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, which passed the House 74 to 34 during another long session. Central among the many issues facing the budget is the unbalanced funding of charter schools and

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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...

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