Senator Lana Theis' Press Releases

Theis welcomes Livingston County veteran to Capitol for Senate ceremony

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, welcomed Livingston County resident and Vietnam veteran Bruce Hundley to the state Capitol as her guest for the Michigan Senate’s 29th Annual Memorial Day Service on Thursday. Hundley served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a scout dog handler with the 63rd Infantry Platoon Combat Trackers. He is currently a member of the Livingston County

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Theis: Budget proposal overspends and underdelivers

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, issued the following statement on Wednesday after voting no on the state Senate’s fiscal year 2025 budget proposal: “The budget passed by the Democrat majority goes to amazing lengths to pick the pockets of state taxpayers and continues last year’s trend of overspending and underdelivering. “Last year, this same Democrat majority had a $9 billion surplus that took

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Theis: Antisemitism has no place in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution introduced by state Sen. Lana Theis that stands against hate and in support of the Jewish community. “Antisemitism will forever be a stain on human history,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “We’re seeing a rise in hateful behavior toward the Jewish community in recent months, and it’s a problem that is plaguing college campuses across the country,

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Sen. Theis statement on death of Grand Rapids woman allegedly killed by illegal immigrant

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, issued the following statement on Thursday, in response to the death of Ruby Garcia, a Grand Rapids woman who was found shot to death along U.S. 131 on March 22. The alleged killer is reported to be Brandon Ortiz-Vite, an illegal immigrant with a prior arrest record. “Ruby Garcia’s death breaks my heart, and I grieve with her

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Lawmakers probe Whitmer administration on border crisis effects in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Roger Hauck and Lana Theis penned a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer requesting her office to provide the Legislature and the people of Michigan with greater transparency regarding the impact on our state of the ongoing migrant crisis at our southern border. “President Biden’s open border policies have allowed a record number of illegal immigrants to enter the United States — including

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Lindsey, Theis request MEDC halt Gotion battery payments after national security warnings

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Jonathan Lindsey and Lana Theis penned a letter to Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Director Quentin Messer requesting the state suspend any payments to the Gotion battery plant in light of recent national security concerns from current and former federal officials. The letter also asks that the state recoup any funds distributed thus far. “National security experts from both sides of the

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