Sen. Polehanki Introduces Resolution to Prohibit Guns in State Capitol

// on Tue, May 12 2020 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) is introducing a resolution today that calls for a ban on guns in the Michigan State Capitol Building except by law enforcement. The resolution comes on the heels of the Michigan Capitol Commission failing to implement a ban during its meeting… Read More

Democratic Senators, AG, Agree: No Guns in Capitol

// on Fri, May 8 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sens. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), and Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit) issued the following statement after Attorney General Dana Nessel advised today that the Michigan State Capitol Commission has the authority to prohibit guns from the Capitol: “The Capitol is the building of the people, and it should be… Read More

Polehanki on latest executive order from Whitmer about K-12 schools

// on Thu, Apr 2 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), the Democratic Vice Chair of the Senate Education Committee and a former teacher, released the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order this morning regarding next steps for Michigan’s K-12 schools: “Gov. Whitmer is right to suspend face-to-face… Read More

Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

// on Mon, Mar 23 2020 / Press release

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. For at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and… Read More

Governor Whitmer is focused on families, not breaking the law

// on Mon, Feb 24 2020 / Press release

Governor Whitmer is not breaking the law by pledging to help families navigate Michigan’s third grade reading law, which will fail as many as 5,000 third graders based on one high-stakes standardized test, the M-STEP, they take this spring.  In his recent Detroit News op-ed, “Opinion: Whitmer’s rebellion hurts our kids,” Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) essentially accuses Governor Whitmer of wild, wild… Read More

Sen. Polehanki, Rep. Manoogian introduce resolutions to protect women

// on Thu, Feb 6 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) and Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham) have introduced resolutions,Senate Concurrent Resolution 21 and House Resolution 230, respectively, highlighting the need to further protect Michigan’s women from the physical and psychological trauma caused by female genital mutilation. “As a teenager, I learned about this unthinkable… Read More


// on Tue, Feb 4 2020 / Newsletter

Dear Neighbors,Michigan should be a place where seniors stay to enjoy their retirement, and a place to enjoy later years with dignity and financial security. As your senator, my goal is to make sure you can spend this time focusing on what matters most: Your… Read More

Polehanki on Whitmer support of education

// on Wed, Jan 29 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) has issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address:  “I am pleased that the governor recognizes the third-grade reading law has the potential to be a nightmare to navigate for families. That’s why I’ve introduced legislation that would eliminate… Read More

Year In Review

// on Mon, Jan 27 2020 / Press release

STATE SENATOR Dayna PolehankiMICHIGAN SENATE | DISTRICT 7 This year in the Michigan Senate I have been working hard to make life better for residents of the Seventh Senate District and the state of Michigan. I’ve been working to support our seniors and prevent elder… Read More

Sen. Polehanki Legislation to Revamp Third Grade Reading Law

// on Thu, Oct 31 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Today, Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) introduced legislation to reform the state’s third grade reading law that, in its current form, could flunk 5,000 Michigan third graders this spring.   “As many as 5,000 Michigan students could be retained in the third grade based on their performance… Read More

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