LANSING — Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) issued the following statement today after the Michigan Senate passed a supplemental budget bill that includes $500,000 in funding for the Arab-American Museum in Dearborn, along with Rouge Park and the Charles Wright Museum in Detroit: “I’ve been working with residents… Read More
Dear Friend, I want to make sure that Wayne County gets every dollar available to improve our schools and health care, maintain hospitals, fix our roads and bridges, and make our communities stronger in every way possible. One way to do that is by making… Read More
LANSING — Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) has introduced legislation to allow Michigan residents to challenge tax foreclosures in state courts, rather than the Michigan Tax Tribunal, if there is an alleged violation of federal civil rights law. Senate Bill 778 would require Michigan courts to hear federal… Read More
LANSING — Sens. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Paul Wojno (D-Warren) and Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) have introduced a bill package to fight human trafficking by providing training for public employees in certain occupations and for owners, operators and employees of hotels. Senate Bill 772, sponsored by Sen. Santana, would require the Human Trafficking… Read More
LANSING — Sen. Sylvia Santana (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, in which she talked about the progress made — and continued need for — criminal justice reform: “If we want to fix the school-to-prison pipeline, it starts with fixing our judicial system and investing in education. Just… Read More
LANSING — Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) has introduced legislation that would require the Michigan Department of Corrections to report the pre-incarceration addresses of prisoners when providing 2020 Census information for district populations counts. Under current law, incarcerated individuals are included in the census count results for the… Read More
Dear Friends, It has been such a great year to serve as your state senator. One of the biggest legislative achievements was re-introducing legislation to “raise the age” in our criminal justice system in Michigan. The governor then signed that into law, giving youths… Read More
Senator Sylvia Santana is Working for You | 2019 Year Review Dear Friends, It has been such a great year to serve as your state senator. One of the biggest legislative achievements was re-introducing legislation to “raise the age” in our criminal justice system in… Read More
Dear Neighbors: My first year in the state Senate has been an exciting challenge with so many opportunities to make our community better. We have been working hard in Lansing to ensure we fight for the things that matter to people in our communities. Every… Read More
LANSING — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) today issued the following statement about the final report compiled by the bipartisan Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, in which they recommended to expand alternatives to jail, safely reduce jail admissions and length of stay, and… Read More
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