State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

Friday, October 16, 2015

LANSING — A bill meant to deal with the issue of third-grade reading was on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives yesterday, with legislators from the Detroit Caucus voting no due to a retention component of the legislation. Among the provisions of House Bill 4822, one of the most controversial was the mandate that would effectively hold back third-grade students who tested poorly in reading. 

“Teaching kids to read is the most fundamental component...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) spoke today of the need for a truly bipartisan approach to addressing reform and budgetary issues within the Detroit Public School (DPS) system. Her response comes in the wake of suggested House Republican education reforms, many of which were offered without discussion with their Detroit Democratic counterparts.

“At this moment, the point is not to say one particular idea is better than another, regardless of the party that...

Thursday, September 10, 2015

LANSING –State Representatives Brian Banks (D-Detroit), Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) and Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) are declining to vote to expel state Representatives Todd Courser (R-Lapeer) and Cindy Gamrat (R-Plainwell). Other Detroit Caucus members who are not now voting are Reps. Wendell Byrd (D-Detroit) and Alberta Tinsley-Talabi (D-Detroit)

“A vote to expel a legislator is the most serious vote any of us will take, and we should take that vote knowing that a process...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

LANSING – Detroit Caucus Chairman Representative Brian Banks (D-Detroit) joined today with Detroit caucus members to say that they are committed to working with legislative Republicans to pass a plan to fix and maintain roads but will not support one that does so on the backs of citizens. House Republicans have offered a plan that would raise $600 million in additional revenue and find another $600 million through budget cuts.

“There’s no question that we...

Thursday, July 2, 2015

DETROIT – Celebrating the long and rich history of Detroit – a city since 1701 – state Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) will be celebrating the city’s 314th birthday by hosting her first annual birthday bash community cleanup, Friday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Crowell Community Center and Hope Park, 16630 Lasher Road in Detroit. A city that is older than the country she belongs to deserves a little sprucing up! Rep....

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