Michigan Senate bill would honor John Dingell with memorial highway designation

// on Fri, Jun 21 2019 / Article

A portion of a Dearborn highway would be renamed after the late U.S. Rep. John Dingell, Jr., the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, under legislation introduced in the Michigan Senate this week. The bill, Senate Bill 387, would rename part of US-24 that… Read More

Legislation proposed to cut sentences for marijuana crimes

// on Tue, Apr 16 2019 / Article

Legislation has been proposed to give a second chance to people convicted of some marijuana-related crimes prior to Michigan’s legalization of recreational marijuana. Introduced by Sen. Sylvia Santana, a Democrat representing Detroit, Senate Bills 262-265 would reduce prison, parole or probation sentences for people jailed… Read More

Michigan bill would require minimum number of female directors

// on Fri, Mar 29 2019 / Article

A bill introduced in the Michigan Senate would require publicly held corporations with their principal executive offices in Michigan to have a minimum number of female directors. The bill, SB 115, introduced by State Senator Sylvia Santana, closely resembles a similar bill, SB 826, adopted… Read More

Opinion: Keep Michigan kids out of prison

// on Mon, Mar 25 2019 / Article

Under Michigan law, 17-year-olds are not allowed to vote or register for the military. They can’t buy lottery tickets, and they can’t open a line of credit. So why does Michigan law allow these same children to be thrown into prison with hardened criminals? Incarcerating… Read More

Lawmakers: Michigan should ‘raise the age’ for criminal prosecution

// on Wed, Feb 20 2019 / Article

“We want to make sure there’s no exceptions and no excuses to making sure we get this done this time,” Santana said. “We want to make sure that 17-year-olds still have an opportunity in life. We want to make sure they can continue their lives… Read More

Bill would create mental health training for Michigan teachers

// on Mon, Jan 28 2019 / Article

“Our teachers are our first responders with our students,” says Santana. “We want them to be able to have a mechanism where they can identify if there are any issues of mental health with our students, or a trauma, any type of mental illnesses… Read More

Macomb students travel to Lansing to present technology showcase

// on Wed, Dec 19 2018 / Article

Governor Rick Snyder and State Rep. Sylvia Santana were recognized with “Excellence in Education” awards at the showcase for their commitment to connecting students with innovative technologies, and their dedication to improving the Michigan educational system.    https://www.macombdaily.com/news/local/macomb-students-travel-to-lansing-to-present-technology-showcase/article_d84c1da4-ff1b-11e8-86c3-97767b332940.html… Read More

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