Irwin Proposes Repeal of Michigan’s Ban on Plastic Bag Bans

// on Thu, Apr 22 2021 / Press release

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


Democratic, Republican Senators Introduce Bills to Address Dyslexia

// on Wed, Apr 21 2021 / Press release

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


[JOIN ME] Virtual Coffee Hour Saturday

// on Wed, Apr 14 2021 / Email

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


Senate District 18 News and Events

// on Fri, Apr 9 2021 / Email

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


Irwin Proposes Improving Safety in Public Buildings

// on Wed, Apr 7 2021 / Press release

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


Virtual coffee hour Saturday, March 20

// on Wed, Mar 17 2021 / Email

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


Irwin Wants to Stop Fiddling with Time

// on Thu, Mar 11 2021 / Press release

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


Bookmark Coloring Sheet

// on Wed, Feb 24 2021 / Newsletter

March is Reading Month. Download this Michigan bookmark and let your kids color it. Enjoy!… Read More


Senate District 18 News and Events

// on Thu, Feb 18 2021 / Email

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


Senator Irwin’s Earned Income Tax Credit Bill to Help Working Families

// on Fri, Feb 5 2021 / Press release

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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