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State Rep. Brian Banks News

Thursday, June 18, 2015

 

LANSIING – State Representative Brian Banks (D-Harper Woods) has introduced legislation that would create a process for individuals who need to change the gender marker on a driver’s or chauffeur’s license and a state-issued identification card.

"Michigan citizens need a photo ID in order to fully participate in society and conduct everyday business such as opening a bank or credit union account, getting on a plane or a train, or applying for a job....

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

          LANSING – House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), state Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason), minority vice chairman of the House Committee on Insurance, House Insurance Committee member and Detroit Caucus Chair Rep. Brian Banks (D-Detroit), Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) and Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) said today that the Senate plan to cut auto insurance rates for Detroit drivers by severely limiting coverage available for accident victims is...

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 crisis in Detroit for our schoolchildren,...

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...

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