News From Rep. Garrett

Thursday, November 9, 2017

DETROIT — A week removed from the contentious House Bill 5013 vote, the majority of Detroit Caucus members stand unified in their opposition to the legislation, which would have reduced rates for drivers only if they agreed to large reductions in coverage as well. They reiterated their position today, calling for the conversation on no-fault to continue. 

“The failure of HB 5013 symbolized a bipartisan agreement that more needed to be done, and that different...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

LANSING — Earlier this year, it was revealed that a software malfunction caused the Unemployment Insurance Agency to wrongfully accuse tens of thousands of people of fraud between 2013 and 2015. In response, a bipartisan legislative workgroup was created to assess damage and, where possible, draft policy to rectify the situation. Today, that workgroup introduced its legislation. In response, state Rep. LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit), issued the following statement:

“The package introduced by my colleagues today...

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...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Titus McClary as he was, as many know, a giant in our community. His unwavering dedication to public service was not only inspirational, it was responsible for much of the change and progress we’ve seen in Highland Park over the last several decades. A true public servant was lost this weekend, and not only the city, but the entire state, mourns along with his family...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

 "Every year, women across the U.S. recognize Equal Pay Day, a public awareness event to illustrate the persistent gap between men’s and women’s wages. Even when correcting for similar education, backgrounds and career fields, women still earn less than men on average, so they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for women of color. As women increasingly become the primary or sole breadwinners of the home,...

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