News From Rep. Garrett

Friday, June 16, 2017

DETROIT — The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus has called for a moratorium on water shutoffs, a controversial practice the city continued this year targeting the nearly 18,000 residential customers with delinquent payments. Many of those facing imminent shut off have struggled to maintain their water payments in the face of billing issues with the city and rising costs.

 “Just as we’ve seen in Flint, when advocates are not on the ground to protect the interests...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Titus McClary as he was, as many know, a giant in our community. His unwavering dedication to public service was not only inspirational, it was responsible for much of the change and progress we’ve seen in Highland Park over the last several decades. A true public servant was lost this weekend, and not only the city, but the entire state, mourns along with his family...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

 "Every year, women across the U.S. recognize Equal Pay Day, a public awareness event to illustrate the persistent gap between men’s and women’s wages. Even when correcting for similar education, backgrounds and career fields, women still earn less than men on average, so they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for women of color. As women increasingly become the primary or sole breadwinners of the home,...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

DETROIT — Members of the Detroit Caucus spoke out today regarding the recent boil water advisory issued to area residents concerning their drinking water. The Detroit Water and Sewage Department issued a warning Tuesday night providing vague boundaries for the alert, but did not give full details of the locations affected by the alert until late Wednesday morning.

“Detroit provides water to several other municipalities throughout our region,” said state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), Detroit...

Monday, February 13, 2017

DETROIT — Members of the Detroit Caucus held a press conference today to discuss the future of the city’s academic landscape in light of the recent announcement by the School Reform Office that a number of Detroit schools were slated for closure at the end of the year. The standing-room only event was attended by community leaders, precinct delegates, block club presidents and leaders from grassroots, faith and civic groups, in addition to parents and...

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