State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

Monday, October 19, 2015

LANSING – Members of the House Detroit Democratic Caucus responded today to Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to fix the Detroit Public Schools, announced at a press conference this morning, by saying they are ready to work together on a solution but that it must include local control of Detroit’s schools.

“The Detroit Caucus and I are committed to finding a solution to improve our Detroit Public Schools so that we can find solutions to improve...

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...