LANSING —State Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) received her committee assignments today and announced her legislative priorities, setting her sights on reforming the high costs of auto insurance, providing for economic development and ensuring safe neighborhoods for the residents of Michigan.

“It is imperative that the residents in my district are given relief from the burden of the high cost of auto insurance. Coupled with that relief, I hope to foster a favorable climate for small businesses to thrive, not only in Detroit’s neighborhoods, but also across our state,” Santana said. “Finally, I want to work with our first responders, most critically our police and firefighters, to do what we can to continue making our neighborhoods a safe place to live and work in.”

Santana also received her committee assignments for the 2017-2018 legislative session. She will be member of the House Appropriations Committee, handling decisions regarding Michigan’s budget. She will also be the Democratic vice chairwoman of the Corrections Subcommittee, a member of the Health and Human Services Subcommittee, and a member of the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs/Department of Insurance and Financial Services Subcommittee.

“I am honored to join the Appropriations Committee. There will be several issues that we as legislators will have to be diligent and handle proactively,” Santana said. “Our budget is a reflection of our priorities as a state, and I will work hard to represent my community on every issue brought forth before the committee. I am excited to work in partnership with my colleagues to resolve the challenges faced by our state, and I am ready to find solutions for the people of Michigan.”