News From Rep. Garrett

Friday, February 10, 2017

DETROIT — The House Democratic Detroit Caucus called today for an overhaul of the clerk’s office in Detroit, with an emphasis on better training for clerks and poll workers, and closer inspection of facilities. The information comes after the Secretary of State released their audit of 136 Detroit precincts which had voting-related issues in the 2016 election. The audit determined that the errors were mainly a result of human error.

“This kind of negligence is...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

LANSING — Incoming House Democratic Floor Leader-elect state Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) has chosen four assistant floor leaders for the 99th session of the Michigan House of Representatives. They are state Rep. LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit), state Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren), state Rep.-elect Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and state Rep.-elect Brian Elder (D-Bay City).

“I look forward to working with these assistant floor leaders as we advocate for an agenda that brings better wages to...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LANSING – The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) vehemently opposes House Bill 6066, and urges the Michigan Senate to reject legislation that will ultimately suppress the voting rights of Michigan’s poor and elderly citizens.

The bill, passed last night by the Michigan House of Representatives on a predominantly 57-50 partisan vote, requires voters who fail to produce a photo ID on Election Day to do so within 10 days, or have their ballots disqualified. They...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

LANSING — Members of the Detroit Caucus voiced concern today regarding the ongoing debate over the direction of Detroit Public Schools, citing the continued refusal to acknowledge Detroit voices as a key failure of the numerous bill packages offered to address issues in the school district. The most recent iteration — a package pushed through by the House Republicans during a late night session in May — has been widely criticized by governmental officials at...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) and Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) called for hearings on their bipartisan, bicameral legislative package on water in recognition of World Water Day. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, when an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating March 22, 2003 as the first World Water Day, and it has...

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