News From Rep. Santana

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

DETROIT — Yesterday, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement completed the deportation of 39-year-old Michigan man Jorge Garcia, a father of two and husband of an American citizen, who was brought to the U.S. as a child. In response, state Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“Jorge Garcia came here as a 10-year-old boy; he had no choice when he was brought to the United States. But with his determination, he has become a success...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) has introduced legislation today to reduce the unfunded liabilities of firefighter and police officer pensions. House Bill 5174 levies an excise tax at certain entertainment venues to help fund the retirement benefits owed to firefighters and police officers in the cities in which those venues are located.

“Whenever I attend a public meeting, people talk about public safety. Public safety begins with the ability to recruit, develop and...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) testified this morning in front of the House Committee on Michigan Competitiveness in favor of her House Bill 5041, part of a legislative package that would eliminate driver responsibility fees. The committee took testimony on the nine bills in the package and will likely vote on them next week.

“I understand that drivers who break the law have to be held accountable, but for too many people, driver...

Monday, October 9, 2017

LANSING — Throughout the month of October, members of the Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus will be working with their colleagues in the state Legislature on policies to better support victims and survivors of domestic violence in the state of Michigan. Last week, state Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) introduced and the House adopted House Resolution 167 to declare October 2017 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. 

“Domestic violence is a serious problem...

State Reps. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) and Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) wear purple to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month on the House floor in Lansing on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017