News From Rep. Garrett

Thursday, June 11, 2015

LANSING – State Representative LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) expressed her disappointment at the passage of a bill that would eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit as a way to pay for road funding. The EITC elimination would raise taxes on 820,000 low-income working families, while only $117 million would be saved. This number is a drop in the bucket of the more than $1 billion needed to fund Michigan roads.

“By name, this bill is part...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and colleagues today hosted 75 attendees at a water affordability and safety hearing at the state Capitol to hear from residents and community organizations about the water issues affecting their communities. Chang hosted the hearing along with Reps. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) and LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit). Other legislators attending were Reps. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills), Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights), Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights), Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and Reps....

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

LANSING — Members of the House Democratic Caucus were united in opposition today against House Bill 4052, legislation designed to take away the ability of local governments to enact ordinances that benefit their citizens. The bill is broadly worded and possibly violates the Michigan Constitution, which guarantees local control. Despite bipartisan opposition, the bill passed with only Republican support and now moves to the Senate.

“Republicans are supposed to be the party of small government...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

LANSING – State Representative LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) made history today as the first legislator to hold a Skype teleconference from a session of the Michigan House of Representatives. The teleconference was part of Career Day at Highland Park Renaissance Academy.

“With the technological advances we’re surrounded by, it only made sense to give kids a chance to see what happens in the House, even if they couldn’t be here physically,” Garrett said. “It was an...

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...

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