News From Rep. Garrett

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...

Friday, March 27, 2015

LANSING – State Representative LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) helped recognize reserve police officer Roderick B. Jones on the floor of the House last Tuesday. The Highland Park public safety official was shot and killed last month while off duty. Prior to his service for the city of Highland Park, Jones was an Army Ranger weapons specialist who was honorably discharged in 2008 after completing 360 missions within a year’s time.

          “People like Mr. Jones decided...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

DETROIT – State Representative LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) hosted a meet and greet in her district today, allowing constituents to talk with her about what is happening in state government. Garrett hopes to be very accessible to her constituents while she serves as state representative.

"Being a state representative is more than just going to Lansing, sitting on the floor of the House and voting on bills,” said Garrett. “I need to be their voice at...

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