Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Welcome to my latest e-newsletter! It is a privilege to represent Livonia, Redford Township and Detroit, 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) 373-1530 or email me at LauriePohutsky@house.mi.gov. You can also catch me on Facebook.
Lowering MI Costs
I was proud to support the largest tax break in decades for Michigan families with the passage of House Bill 4001. This legislation gives retirees back their hard-earned money through the repeal of the retirement tax and puts more money into the hands of working parents by expanding the working families tax credit. House Bill 4001 will save working families an average of $3,000 and retirees an extra $1,000 per year, providing critical relief when Michiganders need it most.
Gun Violence Prevention
The Michigan Legislature took action to address the epidemic of gun violence. Legislation was introduced to create extreme risk protection orders, safe storage laws and universal background checks. We are prepared to move these bills through the legislative process immediately. It is well past time that we take these issues seriously, and I am grateful House and Senate Democrats are taking the lead.
Detroit Taxpayer Resource Fair
Attention Detroiters! If you have questions about your taxes, there will be a Taxpayer Resource Fair on Feb. 24, from 1-4 p.m., at the Northwest Activities Center. Come out, and make sure your questions are answered before you file!
Community Development Advocates of Detroit’s Virtual Policy Forum
I had the pleasure of participating in the Community Development Advocates of Detroit’s (CDAD) Virtual Policy Forum with state Sen. Mallory McMorrow. We had great discussions on how the state Legislature can work to ensure Detroiters have truly affordable, accessible and safe housing and invest more in community development that directly benefits Detroiters. I want to thank the wonderful staff of CDAD for putting together such a great event.
I hope you can join me for one of my upcoming coffee hours! I look forward to having an informal conversation with you about the issues families face in our community. I host two coffee hours a month, one in-person and one virtual. The location for in-person coffee hours will rotate throughout the year between Livonia, Redford Township and Detroit. My in-person March coffee hour will be held at Motor City Java House in Detroit (17336 Lahser Road). You can join the livestream for my virtual coffee hours on my Facebook page.
In-Person: Saturday, March 4 from 2-3 p.m.
Virtual: Monday, March 20 from 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Never hesitate to reach out to me or my staff if you have any questions or concerns!
Speaker Pro Tempore
17th House District