Senator Phil Pavlov
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Pavlov supports new rules for ride-sharing services and taxis

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft provide a new transportation option for many riders in Michigan.

A Senate-approved package of bills (SB 392, HB 4637, HBs 4639-4641) would create a statewide standard for ride-sharing services, eliminating or phasing out regulations that vary city-by-city. The new rules would apply to both the ride-sharing companies and taxicab and limousine services. Regulations would include background checks for drivers, insurance requirements and inspections for vehicles 5 years old or older. The legislation would protect the safety of riders while ensuring the standards for drivers are applied equally and uniformly.

Pure Michigan Hunt application deadline nears

The “hunt of a lifetime” offers three lucky winners the opportunity to obtain licenses for spring and fall turkey, antlerless deer, bear, elk and first pick at a managed waterfowl hunt area, along with a prize package valued at more than $4,000. Applications for the 2017 drawing are $5 each and available at license agent locations and online at until Dec. 31.

Since the start of the program, the Pure Michigan Hunt has generated more than $700,000 toward wildlife habitat restoration and improvements in Michigan. Find more information at

Pure Michigan Winter Travel Guide available

Winter means family fun in Michigan!

From snow sports and ski trips to famous Michigan food spots and kid-friendly museums, the Pure Michigan Winter Travel Guide covers it all. There’s also information on Michigan state parks and trails and a winter events calendar. Please contact my office for a print copy or access the digital edition at

Now that winter is upon us, I hope you are taking the time to appreciate the unique seasonal opportunities our wonderful state has to offer. Blessings to you and yours for a joyous holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Phil Pavlov
State Senator
Michigan's 25th Senate District
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