News From Rep. Santana

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

DETROIT — State Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) hosted an auto insurance town hall at Kadesh Missionary Baptist Church on Monday evening. The event drew 120 attendees who were interested in discussing the high rates of auto insurance in the city. In fact, the ZIP code with the highest insurance rates in the nation, 48227, is located in House District 9.

“I represent three of the top poverty-stricken ZIP codes in Michigan, one of which has the highest insurance...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan Civil Service Commission voted today to remove certain bargaining rights from state employees. In response, state Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“Today, the Michigan Civil Service Commission attacked the hardworking families of Michigan. I am appalled by this ruling — handed down by a panel of unelected officials — that strips thousands of employees across the state of Michigan to bargain on issues such as seniority, overtime pay...

Friday, September 15, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

DETROIT — State Reps. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) and Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), along with the other members of the House CARES Task Force, heard testimony from health care professionals, law enforcement, patient advocates and members of the public during their meeting today at the Team Wellness Center in Detroit. Today’s meeting was the fifth for the task force.

“I’m very glad the task force came here to Detroit. Urban communities like ours have been dealing...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LANSING — President Trump announced today that he will end the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In response, State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement:

“With one action, the president has turned the American Dream into a nightmare. Ripping 800,000 people away from work and school, and potentially forcing them out of the only country they’ve ever called home is not the way to fix our immigration system.”

“Dreamers have...