New bill to allow Michigan committees to regulate litter from single-use plastic bags LANSING, Mich. (April 22, 2021) — Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) has introduced a bill to restore local control and aid community efforts to control litter and waste.Senate Bill 358 would… Read More
LANSING, Mich. (April 21, 2021) — Sens. Jeff Irwin (D–Ann Arbor), Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), Jim Runestad (R-White Lake), and Lana Theis (R-Brighton) have introduced legislation to improve child literacy rates in honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month. The four bills address factors that impact literacy performance in children, specifically pertaining to screening and… Read More
April 14, 2021 Friends, I want to make sure you’re plugged into what’s happening in the legislature and in our communities, which is why I’m inviting you to join me for my virtual coffee hour this Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. Let’s talk… Read More
April 9, 2021 Dear Neighbor, As your State Senator, I want to make sure you’re informed about state and local issues that are affecting our communities in the 18th Senate District. To that end, in the edition below you can find information… Read More
New bill would restore local control on gun regulations inside public buildings LANSING, Mich. (April 7, 2021) — Today, Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) introduced a bill to restore local control over gun regulations on public property. This would allow cities, townships, and counties to adopt rules… Read More
March 16, 2021 Friends, I want to make sure you’re plugged into what’s happening in the legislature and in our communities, which is why I’m inviting you to join me for my virtual coffee hour this Saturday morning at… Read More
LANSING, Mich. (March 10, 2021) — Today, Sen. Jeff Irwin (D–Ann Arbor) introduced a bill to observe permanent Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Michigan. This bill would end the Spring Forward and Fall Back once and for all. Studies show that our quaint… Read More
March is Reading Month. Download this Michigan bookmark and let your kids color it. Enjoy!… Read More
February 18, 2021 Dear Neighbor, As we move through February, I have been hard at work in our community pressing for a faster vaccine rollout that allows every person who wants a vaccine to get one. Unfortunately, vaccine supplies… Read More
LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 4, 2021) — Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) has introduced a bill to reinvigorate the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and provide thousands of low-income Michigan workers with a higher refund or lower taxes on their state tax returns.Senate Bill 105 would increase the percentage… Read More
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