Senate Democrats lead effort to expand adoption rights to LGBTQ families, others

// on Thu, Apr 22 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (April 22, 2021) — Today, Sens. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), and Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) reintroduced legislation to end the discrimination in adoption law against LGBTQ couples and other prospective parents in Michigan.Senate Bills 384-386 would remove barriers that prevent same-sex couples and other… 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 treating… Read More

Sen. Polehanki Supports Workers, Effort to Combat Payroll Fraud

// on Thu, Apr 15 2021 / Press Statement

LANSING, Mich. (April 15, 2021) — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) has issued the following statement in support of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Michigan Jobs First Executive Directive, which is designed to ensure fair and equitable wages and benefits for Michigan workers when companies bid for… Read More

Democrats Introduce Bills to Pause the Punitive Use of Standardized Testing Data

// on Wed, Mar 3 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (March 3, 2021) — Sens. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing), and Paul Wojno (D-Warren) today introduced a bill package to pause punitive uses of data from standardized tests for the 2020-2021 school year.In Michigan, students in grades K-12 are evaluated annually using a combination of… Read More

Senator Polehanki Resolution Memorializes COVID-19 Victims, Pandemic

// on Thu, Feb 25 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 25, 2021) — Today, Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) offered a resolution on the Senate floor to recognize the first Monday in March as COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day.“COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the globe and has had catastrophic effects on human life, our… Read More

Bookmark Coloring Sheet

// on Thu, Feb 25 2021 / Newsletter

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

Sen. Polehanki Urges Legislative Action on Proposed Education Budget

// on Thu, Feb 11 2021 / Press Statement

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 11, 2021) — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget recommendation today, which includes the largest investment in schools in state history:“For the past year, while we have all grappled with the challenges of the… Read More

Senator Polehanki on Governor Whitmer’s COVID-19 Student Recovery Advisory Council

// on Fri, Feb 5 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 4, 2021) — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) has released the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2021-02 to create the Student Recovery Advisory Council of Michigan that will provide guidance and recommendations to ensure Michigan students have the tools and resources… Read More

Senator Polehanki prioritizes needs of all Michiganders, urges action on Governor Whitmer’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan

// on Thu, Jan 28 2021 / Press release

LIVONIA, Mich. (Jan. 27, 2021) — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) has issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, in which she spoke about Michigan’s recovery plan for the COVID-19 pandemic:  “As we move forward through this year, addressing the needs of all Michiganders affected by this pandemic must be our top priority for the new legislative session. Read More

Senator Polehanki Applauds Governor’s Request for $5M to Ban All Weapons from State Capitol

// on Wed, Jan 20 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 20, 2021) — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) has released the following statement in response to yesterday’s supplemental budget request to the Michigan Legislature by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, in which she requested $5 million for Capitol security upgrades. This appropriation would be enough funding to… Read More

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