News From Rep. Garrett

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

LANSING —  State Representative and Minority Assistant Floor Leader LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) today introduced House Bill 5260 that would repeal Michigan’s emergency financial manager law, Public Act 436 of 2012. That law allows the governor to appoint an emergency financial manager to have control of a local government’s finances when they believe a city is having financial difficulties.

“We need to return decision-making in our communities to the elected officials that residents voted into office,”...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

We are one Michigan. Anything that affects one community, affects us all. The water crisis in Flint has been a black eye for our state, a violation of human rights, and an absolute nightmare for the people of Flint. High lead levels and toxicity from the Flint River have created an epic state of emergency for citizens who had believed in their government, and their government failed them. That failure goes all the way up...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit), Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) and state Senator Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) announced at a Capitol press conference today a bipartisan, bicameral bill package that would establish clean, drinkable, affordable water as a human right, and reform the shut-off process and assure that water is accessible for Michigan residents. The legislators were joined by Melissa Mays, a Flint mother, and Nicole Hill from Detroit....

Friday, October 23, 2015

LANSING — State Representative LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) announced her support last night for the formation of the Neighborhood Transformational Alliance (NTA), a new Community Development Corporation (CDC). The alliance aims to empower communities through beautification and enrichment efforts for once-thriving neighborhoods now on the mend.

“As members of this community, it is our responsibility to not only be good stewards of our own resources, but those of our neighbor, too,” said Garrett. “This is not only about...

Monday, October 19, 2015

LANSING — Members of the Detroit Caucus spoke out against a MIRS article that ran early Friday morning and contained false information regarding caucus attitudes toward education and Detroit Public Schools (DPS). The article attributed a quote from a different representative as having been given on behalf of the Detroit Caucus, which was not the case.

“The caucus’s priority is, without question, to work together for our kids,” said state Representative Brian Banks (D-Detroit), chairman of...

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