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

Polehanki introduces bill to honor women veterans

// on Wed, Jun 5 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) today introduced a bill to honor women veterans. The legislation, part of a bipartisan eight-bill package, would create a new license plate recognizing the sacrifices of women who served in the military and their families. “I am proud… Read More

Polehanki on changes to state’s no-fault auto insurance

// on Fri, May 24 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D–Livonia) issued the following statement on today’s no-fault auto insurance reform legislation: “Western Wayne County drivers deserve rate relief. I am pleased that this bipartisan legislation provides individuals, seniors and families with options for rate… Read More

State legislators working to increase fines for Arbor Hills Landfill violations

// on Thu, Apr 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 Wed, Apr 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 Tue, Apr 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 Tue, Apr 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 Fri, Mar 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

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