State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

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...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LANSING — A bipartisan group of legislators are working together in an effort to raise awareness for the group Dads by Default, an organization to support men who have been improperly notified by court processors and declared dads by default. In such cases, men become financially and legally responsible for children they did not father.

“This injustice is causing undue hardship on men who were not properly notified and could negatively impact their ability to obtain...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

"As a former teacher, I have a responsibility to speak as a legislator not only on behalf of my constituents, but on behalf of those with whom I shared in calling and service for so many years. This pension bill is fiscally irresponsible, does nothing to address legacy debt, and continues to place the burden on schools and our children, and that was why I urged my colleagues passionately to vote no against House Bill...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

LANSING — The Detroit Caucus held a Pre-Mackinac Education Breakfast Meet and Greet Reception today in honor of the Detroit Public Schools Community District’s new superintendent, Dr. Nikolai Vitti. The event was held in Lansing and served to introduce Vitti to state education officials and legisaltors.

“It was our pleasure to host Dr. Vitti in Lansing today, and the Detroit Caucus is looking forward to continuing to partner with him in the future to advance the educational goals we hold for...

Monday, March 27, 2017

“As a former DPS teacher, I worked very closely with teachers during the sickouts for their voices to be heard and included in the legislative process. During the speedy departure of emergency manager Darnell Earley, as the lead on DPS matters with the Detroit Caucus, I worked with the governor’s office and local stakeholders to ensure we would stabilize our district by giving teachers the assurance that they were being heard by selecting leadership from...

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