Sen. Santana introduces legislation to move on from “Grand Bargain”

// on Fri, Mar 15 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) has introduced legislation to end state oversight of the city of Detroit as a condition of the 2014 “Grand Bargain,” which pulled Detroit out of bankruptcy. “The time for the so-called ‘Grand Bargain’ has come and gone, and so too should… Read More


Sen. Santana on “Raise the Age” testimony in Senate committee

// on Thu, Mar 7 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich — Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement after she testified in front of the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee in support of the “Raise the Age” bill package. The legislation is supported by both Democrats and Republicans, and would treat 17-year-olds… Read More


Sen. Santana on Gov. Whitmer’s plan to help those in poverty

// on Tue, Mar 5 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Sylvia Santana (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget, which includes investments to help lift people out poverty. “There are too many Detroit families who don’t have access to government services and simple life necessities because… Read More


Sen. Santana on firing of Detroit police officer for racially insensitive actions

// on Wed, Feb 27 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement on news that Detroit police officer Gary Steele has been fired after posting inappropriate comments and a racially insensitive Snapchat video. “Detroit Police Chief James Craig has been an outstanding leader… 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


Sen. Santana leads bill package to treat 17-year-old offenders as juveniles

// on Wed, Feb 20 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) today introduced bills that would classify individuals who are 17 years of age as juveniles for criminal offenses, rather than as adults. The legislation is part of a larger ‘Raise the Age’ bill package, supported by both Republicans and… Read More


Sen. Santana on Senate vote against Whitmer environmental executive order

// on Thu, Feb 14 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Sylvia Santana (D–Detroit) today released the following statement after the Michigan Senate voted along party lines to approve House Concurrent Resolution 1. The resolution overturns Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-02, which would restructure the Michigan Department… Read More


Sen. Santana on Gov. Whitmer’s plan to improve access to clean water

// on Tue, Feb 12 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — 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 need to protect Michigan’s drinking water.   “Our state is home to the world’s most precious source of… Read More


Sen. Santana introduces bill to protect kids, strengthen car seat safety rules

// on Fri, Feb 8 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) today introduced a bill that would help reduce the number of child injuries in car accidents by updating the requirements for child car seats and booster seats. Senate Bill 89 would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code… Read More


Sen. Santana condemns alleged racist actions of Detroit police officer

// on Fri, Feb 1 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement on news that Detroit police officer Gary Steele allegedly posted a racist video on social media of a black woman he pulled over driving with an expired license plate. “The behavior… Read More

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