News From Rep. Banks

State Rep. Brian Banks News

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

            “I am concerned that the Department Human Services budget voted out of a House/Senate conference committee today leaves Michigan’s most vulnerable children and citizens without necessary resources, and stretches our caseworkers thin because of high caseloads. The budgets propose to close the W.J. Maxey Boys Training Facility, and I am not satisfied that anyone knows where these boys and young men will go next. We have a chance to rehabilitate these young men and...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

            LANSING – The House Detroit Caucus responded to Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed changes for Detroit Public Schools (DPS) today, noting they were glad to see some work being done to address the budget crisis for DPS. However, members also urge that conversation and brainstorming must take place to smooth out the details of the governor’s plan, many details of which they are hesitant to embrace.

            “We know there’s a...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

LANSING – The House Detroit Caucus responded to Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed changes for Detroit Public Schools (DPS) today, noting they were glad to see some work being done to address the budget crisis for DPS. However, members also urge that conversation and brainstorming must take place to smooth out the details of the governor’s plan, many details of which they are hesitant to embrace.

“We know there’s a crisis in Detroit for our schoolchildren,...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

           LANSING – House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), Detroit Caucus Chair Brian Banks (D-Detroit) and Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason) said today House Democrats cannot support Senate Bills 248 and 249 because they erode medical care for certain victims by limiting their ability to pay for their care, they do not guarantee rate reductions, and they create more bureaucracy and continue secrecy while prohibiting voters from expressing their opinions of...

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...

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