News From Rep. Garrett

Thursday, March 15, 2018

LANSING — The House Health Policy Committee took testimony Wednesday on Republican-sponsored House Bill 5223, which would require drug manufacturers to supply annual reports to the state outlining their prescription drug pricing strategies and their drugs’ profit margins, and providing for a $100,000 fine if they fail to do so. While it would create a small measure of transparency in the pharmaceutical industry, it would offer far less consumer protection than a plan introduced earlier...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

LANSING — House Democrats introduced two bills last week that would help create the Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Board, which will work to stave off prescription drug spikes and keep pharmaceutical companies accountable in Michigan. House Bills 5690 and 5691 were introduced by state Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) and LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) respectively.

“Families all across the state are often forced to choose between life-saving medication and paying their bills,” said Rep. Camilleri. “The...

State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) and LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) introduce legislation that will work to stave off prescription drug spikes and keep pharmaceutical companies accountable in Michigan, at the state Capitol in Lansing on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

LANSING — Recently Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Bishop Ira Combs Jr., who has been outspoken in his position against equality for persons of all sexual orientations, to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. In response, state Rep. LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit), issued the following statement:

“I continued to be dismayed by Gov. Snyder’s poor choice in Bishop Combs. He has made repeated and bigoted remarks toward various minority groups, not only members of the LGBT community. During...

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...

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...