Senator Phil Pavlov's E-Newsletter

Keep an eye out for deer!

Keep an eye out for deer

October, November and December are the most dangerous months for deer/vehicle crashes in Michigan. Motorists should take extra care when on the road during the fall season and drive defensively.

The Michigan Deer Crash Coalition recommends that drivers stay alert, especially at dawn and dusk; slow down at the sight of one deer as deer often travel in groups; and watch for deer crossing signs. If a crash is unavoidable, the safety group advises drivers not to swerve and to brake firmly.

For more information, including statistics by county, visit www.michigandeercrash.com.

Pavlov supports legislation to improve Cyber Civilian Corps

According to a Michigan Cyber Initiative report, the state of Michigan blocks more than 650,000 cyberattacks daily, ranging from spam to web browser attacks to network intrusion. The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3) was launched in 2013 to help the state’s ongoing cyber defense.

This rapid response team is a group of trained cybersecurity experts who volunteer to provide expert assistance when activated under a governor-declared state of emergency. I supported legislation that would expand the role of the Corps. House Bill 4508 would provide liability protection and allow volunteers to be assigned to nongovernmental groups such as businesses and nonprofits during cybersecurity incidents.

Cyberattacks are a growing threat to security and privacy. It makes good sense to strengthen our cybersecurity services in the event of a major incident.

Individuals and families can find information about staying safe online at www.michigan.gov/cybersecurity.

An apple a day...

Apples

Michigan annually harvests an average of nearly 24 million bushels of apples, making our state third in the nation for apple production. Find these fresh and delicious homegrown fruits at nearby farmers markets, U-pick farms or your local store, or visit www.michiganapples.com/wheretofind for more locations.

Pavlov backs bills to restore sales tax exemption for dental prosthetics

Dental care is an important part of overall health and well-being.

I recently supported legislation that would help make necessary dental devices more affordable. Senate Bills 566 and 567 eliminate the sales and use taxes on dental bridges, crowns, dentures and other prosthetics. The Department of Treasury began imposing sales tax on the products earlier this year after a review of a previous tax law. The legislation restores the sales and use tax exemptions.

The bills have been sent to the House for consideration.

 

I look forward to seeing you around the district,

Phil Pavlov

Phil Pavlov
State Senator
Michigan's 25th Senate District

OUR DISTRICT

Senate District 25 Map

The 25th Senate District

Michigan's 25th Senate District includes all of Huron, St. Clair, and Sanilac Counties, and the following areas in Macomb County: Armada Township, Memphis city, New Baltimore city, Richmond city, Richmond Township

Senator Phil Pavlov
201 Townsend St., Suite #6200
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
Phone: (517) 373-1450 

Visit my website at: www.SenatorPhilPavlov.com