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State Rep. Brian Banks News

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 the so-called reforms at the...

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 bills are on a fast track...

Friday, March 27, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Brian Banks (D-Harper Woods) was able to amend the Department of Human Services budget in subcommittee, where he serves as minority vice chair, to increase funds for indigent burials and ensure that there are other items in the budget that were held harmless which will help Michigan families.

“Many times my office receives calls from constituents who are in need of assistance for the costs associated with a funeral for their...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

DETROIT - State Representative, and Detroit Caucus Chairman, Brian Banks (D-Harper Woods) said today that he is honored to be working with such a talented group of new and returning Detroit legislators. Six new Detroit representatives were sworn in today at the state Capitol along with Banks and three returning Detroit representatives: Reps. Wendell Byrd (D-Detroit), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit), LaTanya Garrett...

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