State legislators working to increase fines for Arbor Hills Landfill violations

// on April 18, 2019 / Article

The [Arbor Hills Landfill in Salem Township] has had a growing number of violations with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. In February 7 Action News reported on three violations that had been filed since the start of the year, more have piled up since… Read More


Senate bills to expand adoption rights to LGBT families

// on April 17, 2019 / Article

Four state senators introduced a bill to expand adoption rights to all LGBT couples in Michigan. The proposed bills would prevent adoption agencies from discriminating based on sexual orientation. It expands on Attorney General Dana Nessel’s recent court settlement to ban state-contracted agencies from barring… Read More


Senate Dems introduce legislation to expand adoption rights to LGBT families

// on April 16, 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), and Sens. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) have introduced legislation to expand adoption rights to all LGBT couples in Michigan. “LGBT Michiganders encounter enough discrimination, and shouldn’t face additional rejection, humiliation and disappointment when seeking to adopt Michigan’s… Read More


Polehanki to host town hall about Arbor Hills Landfill

// on April 9, 2019 / Press release

NORTHVILLE — State Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), State Rep. Matt Koleszar (D-Plymouth) and Northville Township Supervisor Bob Nix invite residents to join them at an upcoming town hall regarding the operation of the Arbor Hills Landfill. The April 16 event is a chance for the… Read More


Don’t believe the hype – Michigan school funding is down, not up

// on March 8, 2019 / Article

For decades, Michigan was a beacon for educators from around the country looking to shape the next generation. Our education system, teachers and, most importantly, our students, thrived. Then, a massive disinvestment in K-12 education began in 2010. As a public high school English teacher… Read More


Polehanki issues statement on proposed education budget

// on March 5, 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D–Livonia) today issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget proposal: “For the last decade we have underfunded Michigan schools. As a teacher who spent 19 years in the classroom, I know firsthand the impact of underfunding our… Read More


Polehanki issues statement on Whitmer’s State of the State

// on February 12, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D–Livonia) today issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State Address and her education agenda: “Michigan’s broken school funding system has left us facing a literacy crisis and skills gap that is keeping students… Read More


Sen. Polehanki’s first resolution aims to protect K-12 funding

// on January 17, 2019 / Press release

Legislation would shift use of the School Aid Fund back to original intent LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) made protecting public school funding her first priority in the new legislative session with the introduction of a resolution requiring the School Aid Fund… Read More


Sen. Polehanki sets sights on education reform in 100th Legislature

// on January 9, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D–Livonia) took the oath of office today to represent the citizens of Michigan’s 7th Senate District. “I will be a voice for every family in Western Wayne County. I’m ready to fight for access to affordable prescription drugs and… Read More


It's Lights, Camera, Action For Sen.-Elect Polehanki

// on December 19, 2018 / Article

Now, she sees herself as being a Senator who will advocatefor education, in general, and improving the environment in the classroom,specifically.    https://mirsnews.com/capsule.php?gid=5480#56040… Read More

Subscribe to my e-newsletter!

Sign up to be the first to know what I'm doing to build a thriving community and fight for you.

First Name is required

Last Name is required

Email Address is required

Zip Code is required


We take your privacy seriously. View our Privacy Policy.