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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Reps. Banks, Neeley Announce Urban Workgroup

Local officials, legislators to work together on new urban policies

LANSING — State Representative and Detroit Caucus Chair Brian Banks (D-Detroit) and state Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) joined with members of the House Democratic Caucus and local elected officials representing Michigan’s urban communities today at a Lansing press conference to announce the creation of an urban workgroup to develop state level policy goals for these communities.

"Too often, we...

State Rep. Brian Banks (D-Detroit) speaks at a Lansing press conference with legislators and local elected officials on Thursday, April 28, announcing the formation of a new Urban Policy Workgroup to bring together legislators and local elected officials to work on legislation and policies.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Brian Banks (D-Detroit) said today that news of high lead levels found in drinking water at Detroit Public Schools (DPS) needs to be dealt with now. Detroit Public Schools officials announced yesterday the testing has revealed that 19 out of 62 DPS school buildings tested have elevated levels of lead and copper in the drinking water. Banks is calling for quick action on his bill, House Bill 4061, which creates a...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

 LANSING — State Representative Brian Banks (D-Detroit) announced today that a number of important programs and services offered to families and children through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) should see their funding increase in the 2016-2017 budget. Banks is a member of the House Appropriations Health and Human Services Subcommittee.

“At $24.7 billion, the Department of Health and Human Services is Michigan’s largest budget; however, it can also be considered our tightest...

Thursday, March 24, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) and Brian Banks (D-Detroit) voiced support today for portions of the supplemental appropriation bill, House Bill 5296, which passed the Senate earlier this week and was then passed again in the House today. The bill first passed the House last week, and then returned following Senate changes in the language regarding the controversial Detroit Financial Review Commission (FRC). The bill is meant to provide bridge funding to Detroit...

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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