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

Polehanki Bill to Require Training for School Board Members

// on Wed, Oct 2 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D–Livonia) today introduced legislation that would require school board members to complete training on the basic responsibilities and legal parameters of serving on a board of education. “School board members have enormous impact on children’s lives. They set policy, hire and evaluate… Read More

Polehanki issues statement in support of Governor’s actions on vaping

// on Wed, Sep 4 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D–Livonia) today issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement banning flavored nicotine vaping products to protect youth from the potentially harmful effects of vaping: “There is a youth vaping epidemic in Michigan. I applaud the bold actions Gov. Whitmer is… Read More

Local legislators on preliminary testing results at Arbor Hills Landfill

// on Fri, Aug 23 2019 / Press release

 NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D–Livonia) and Rep. Matt Koleszar (D–Plymouth) today issued a joint statement on the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s (EGLE) preliminary air quality results from perimeter testing near the Arbor Hills Landfill.  To date, offsite testing by… Read More

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