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State Rep. Brian Banks News

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

State Representative Brian Banks (D-Harper Woods) will hold an Education Town Hall tomorrow, Thursday, May 29, at 6 p.m. at Wayne County Community College District – University Center, 19305 Vernier Road in Harper Woods.

“In a time when the attacks on public education have been prevalent, we must remain diligent in our efforts to change the dialogue about education in Lansing,” said Banks. “Numerous education bills have been introduced this legislative term. Some...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

State Representative Brian Banks (D-Harper Woods) responded today to the reinstatement of Tiffani Eaton a Pershing High School teacher who was fired following an April 30 fight between two students in her Education Achievement Authority-controlled classroom – saying that is not enough.

“Tiffani is a well-qualified and outstanding educator, devoted and single mother of two, and active member of the Detroit community. When breaking up a violent fight in her underfunded and poorly...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

State Representative Brian Banks (D-Harper Woods) responded today to an event that took place in his district Wednesday, April 2. After accidentally hitting a 10-year-old boy with his vehicle, Steve Utash stopped to help the child, and was subsequently beaten and robbed. Utash suffered severe wounds and is currently in critical condition.

“While traveling through my district, Mr. Utash did the right thing by stopping to help a child in need, and, appallingly,...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

State Representative Brian Banks (D-Harper Woods) announced his concern today regarding the recent legislative decision to eliminate a judge from the Detroit 36th District Court despite a severe backlog of cases and long lines of citizens waiting to be served.

“It has been noted that the 36th District Court is one of the busiest courts in the nation,” said Banks. “The elimination of a judge from this court is a sever disservice to...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

State Representative Brian Banks (D-Harper Woods) will hold a town hall meeting Monday, March 31, from 6-8 p.m. at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe Shores, to discuss the issues posed by stormwater runoff pollution and phragmites.

“Polluted stormwater runoff can have many adverse effects on plants, fish, animals and people,” said Banks. “I am holding this event to make sure our communities are informed of the...