Senator Lana Theis' Press Releases

Theis welcomes 2022 Michigan Charter School Teacher of the Year to Lansing office

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, welcomed 2022 Michigan Charter School Teacher of the Year Amy Dunlap to her Lansing office on Wednesday. Dunlap is director of family engagement, marketing, and legislative advocacy for Michigan International Prep and chair of the Michigan Chapter of the National Coalition for Public School Options. Dunlap was at the Capitol for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2023 State of the

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Theis bill would ban TikTok on Michigan government devices

LANSING, Mich. — Legislation introduced by Sen. Lana Theis would ban TikTok, a popular video sharing app with deep ties to the Chinese Communist government, from installation and use on all state-issued devices. “TikTok is state-sponsored spyware,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “While some may find it fun, or even as a way to gain notoriety, the fact is, unbeknownst to most users, TikTok harvests sensitive information and

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Theis formally sworn in as 22nd District senator, announces office is open and new committee assignments

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis was sworn in as the senator for the 22nd District during a ceremony at the state Capitol on Wednesday. The senator’s office is now open, and Wednesday’s ceremony marked the official beginning of the 102nd Legislature. “I am humbled to be chosen by the residents of the 22nd District to be their voice in the Capitol, and my team

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Sen. Theis announces staff for 102nd Legislature

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis on Wednesday announced her staff for the 102nd Legislature. Meghan Reckling will continue to serve as chief of staff and Theresa Grace as constituent relations director and veterans affairs coordinator. Daniel Waun is joining Theis’ staff as director of communications and legislative affairs. “My team is eager and excited for the opportunity to continue serving the residents of the

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Theis urges identity theft protection for victims of UIA data leak

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Lana Theis on Wednesday called on the Legislature to approve funding to provide victims of an Unemployment Insurance Agency data leak with at least one year of identity theft protection. “It has gone from bad to worse at the UIA,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “At a time when the agency erroneously gave away billions of taxpayer dollars to fraudsters, we now learn that

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Senate approves Theis bill to help children with dyslexia

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate on Wednesday approved a bipartisan plan to provide critical help for students with dyslexia, through improved educator training and more stringent student screening. “Michigan has never had a statewide, coordinated strategy to help children with dyslexia, until now,” said Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, who chairs the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee and sponsored Senate Bill 381. “We must remove the

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