Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Welcome to my latest e-newsletter! It continues to be a privilege to represent Livonia, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our community in Lansing. I encourage you to stay up to date on what’s going on in Lansing and continue to let me know about the issues that matter to you.

If there is anything I can do to help you and your family, please do not hesitate to call my office at (517) 373-3920, or email me at You can also catch me on Facebook.

Legislative Update

COVID-19 Relief Appropriation

The Michigan House of Representatives voted to appropriate $1 billion in COVID-19 relief funding through House Bill 5523. I was proud to support this legislation because it will increase testing capacity, vaccine support, and health care worker recruitment and retention. However, it is also important to note that the Legislature still has yet to appropriate all of the federal funds available to us for COVID-19 relief. These funds are necessary to continue fighting this pandemic, and I truly hope we utilize all of the tools available to support Michiganders and keep them safe.



To see what we’ve been voting on over the last couple of weeks, please click here. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office at (517) 373-3920 or

Community Update

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Clinic

Wayne County is sponsoring a COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic at the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center. No appointment is necessary, and the site’s hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. All approved COVID-19 vaccines will be on hand and both PCR and rapid COVID-19 testing is available on site.

COVID-19 testing at the site is drive-up only. Residents seeking testing are asked to park in the designated parking spots located at the northeast corner of the senior center.

Vaccinations will take place inside the senior center. Residents seeking COVID-19 vaccinations are asked to enter the north entrance of the senior center behind Sam’s Place restaurant. Residents can follow the posted signage for help in finding the north entrance.

Constituent Resources

2021 Taxpayer Guides

My office has Michigan Taxpayer Guides for 2021 available for those who need them. This is a great option for folks who do not feel as comfortable navigating online resources. If you would like a copy, please give my office a call at (517) 373-3920 or email us at, and we will have one mailed to you.



Veterans’ Issues Listening Tour


Please join me, special guest state Rep. Julie M. Rogers, fellow state representatives of the Michigan House Democrats and Director Zaneta Adams of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for a statewide veterans listening tour. We want to hear directly from the brave men and women who have served our country about the issues that matter most to them and their families.

The tour consists of five VIRTUAL (Zoom) sessions, and each session will focus on a different region of the state: (1) Southwest/West Michigan, (2) Detroit, (3) Mid-Michigan, (4) the Upper Peninsula and (5) Metro Detroit.

To register for one of the final two sessions, please click HERE. Individuals are also encouraged to submit questions in advance when they register.

The full list of remaining sessions is below:

  • UP Session
    • Feb. 28 from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Metro Detroit (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties) Session
    • Feb. 28 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Coffee Hours

Coffee Hour

I hope you can join me for one of my upcoming in-person and virtual coffee hours! I look forward to having an informal conversation with you about the issues families face in our community. The in-person coffee hour will be held at Coffee + Cream here in Livonia, and for virtual coffee hours, you can join the livestream on my Facebook page here:

In-person: Sunday, March 6, from 2-3 p.m.

Never hesitate to reach out to me or my staff if you have any questions or concerns!


Laurie Pohutsky

State Representative

19th House District