Senator Lana Theis' Press Releases

Transportation panel approves Theis red-light camera ban bill

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday approved Sen. Lana Theis’s bill to prohibit municipalities from installing red-light cameras to issue traffic citations in the state. “Red-light cameras are unconstitutional, bald-faced government money grabs that make driving less safe,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “It’s time we ban their use in Michigan, and I thank my colleagues on the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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Theis alerts businesses to new Growing MI Business grant program

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis on Tuesday alerted businesses in Livingston and Washtenaw counties to a new $409 million Growing MI Business grant program offered by the state Treasury Department to help job providers recover from financial hardship suffered during the pandemic. “Job providers in our district and throughout the state have suffered significant financial losses because of executive orders issued in response to

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Senate adopts Theis resolution affirming parental rights in education

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution affirming its commitment to the fundamental rights of parents to direct the education of their children. “It has never been more important for parents to be involved in their children’s education,” said Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, who chairs the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee and sponsored the resolution. “Michigan students are already struggling with education

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Theis requests state audit of school safety drill compliance

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis on Wednesday requested a formal auditor general audit to verify whether Michigan K-12 schools are conducting, documenting and reporting mandatory safety drills. Schools are required by law to conduct at least three safety drills per academic year and to document and publicly report the drills have been completed. After the shooting that occurred at Oxford High School last year,

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Theis bill bans red-light cameras in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — Legislation recently introduced by Sen. Lana Theis would prohibit municipalities from installing so-called red-light cameras to issue traffic citations in the state. “Red-light cameras are not about motorist safety. They are cynical revenue grabs, often riddled with corruption with no benefit for the greater good,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “What’s more important, red-light cameras violate motorists’ constitutional rights, and studies show that they even

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Theis supports major tax cut benefiting workers, the retired, businesses

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis on Tuesday voted for legislation that would cut taxes by $2.5 billion for Michigan families, the retired and small businesses. “This is the right plan, both for right now and in the future,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “While the governor and Democrats are proposing the most expensive budget in state history and making government even bigger, taxpayers are being forced

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