Canadian Nuclear Waste Dump Delayed!For over a year, Thumb residents have delivered a clear message: No nuclear waste dump on the shores of Lake Huron. Well, good news - our message is being heard! Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, has delayed any decision and requested additional information about the proposed deep geologic repository in Kincardine, Ontario, including alternate locations for the project. This pause is good news for all of us who care about the welfare of the Great Lakes.
Constituent SurveyPlease take the time to visit my website and tell me your views by completing a quick survey on the state budget, Detroit Public Schools, and our Second Amendment rights. This will help me protect what is most important to you as I continue to represent you in Lansing. http://www.senatorphilpavlov.com/survey/
Cutting Red Tape for SchoolsState law contains numerous school reporting requirements that are obsolete, cumbersome, or send duplicate information to different state agencies. I am leading an effort to lessen these red tape burdens on schools. Senate Bills 754-767 reduce reporting requirements so districts can spend more time on student achievement. By making this process more sensible and efficient, we'll direct valuable school resources toward the classroom rather than Lansing.
March is Reading MonthAs chair of the Senate Education Committee, I have challenged my fellow lawmakers to read to at least 1,000 students as part of March is Reading Month. To further emphasize this important skill, I'll again be visiting local schools to read to students and distribute bookmarks. If you would like bookmarks sent to your school, please call my office at 517.373.7708.
Proposed Currency Parity Policy for Blue Water BridgeThe Michigan Department of Transportation is hosting meetings this month to discuss a proposed currency parity policy for the Blue Water Bridge. More information about this policy and the meeting dates can be found here.
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