State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

Thursday, February 1, 2018

LANSING — On Wednesday, Jan. 31, it was announced that former Michigan Gov. John Engler would act as interim president for Michigan State University after Lou Anna K. Simon stepped down Thursday, Jan. 25. In response, state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“Michigan State University’s appointment of former Gov. John Engler further proves that the university is not putting survivors’ interests first. Not only does Gov. Engler have convenient ties to the...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives voted on House Resolution 234 calling on Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon to resign or be removed by the Board of Trustees. In response to her no-vote, state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) issued the following response:

“While I stand in full support of the courageous women and teens who came forward to ensure that Dr. Larry Nassar was held accountable today at the conclusion of...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — Tonight, the House and Senate convened for a joint legislative session to hear Gov. Rick Snyder give his eighth and final State of the State address. In response, state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“After seven years of putting profits before people, one of our state’s most vulnerable populations — our children — continue to struggle in schools that are grossly underfunded, separate and unequal, with overcrowded classrooms and teachers...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

LANSING — The House passed Senate Bill 574 today, which will allow charter schools to siphon off regional school millage dollars approved by voters. In response, state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“It’s time to declare war on the Betsy DeVos agenda! The passage of SB 574 is wrong. Raising funds through a millage to improve school operations, with the goal of reducing class size, recruiting and hiring teachers, and improving technology, only...

Friday, January 12, 2018

LANSING — The Detroit Caucus stood in solidarity yesterday against an attempt to strip the city of Detroit of one of its 30 district court judges. Senate Bill 525 reflects the July 2017 Judicial Resource Recommendations (JRR) to eliminate judgeships from the 36th District Court. The Detroit Caucus stood adamantly opposed to this legislation since its introduction, citing the city’s dire need for maintaining its 30 judgeships.

“In the city of Detroit, the 36th District Court continues...