September 19, 2012

Slavens, Smiley Call for Elimination of Occupational Licensing Fees for Vets

Representatives urge action to help reduce unemployment among veterans

LANSING - Michigan House Democrats advanced a measure to eliminate professional licensing fees for military veterans, a move that makes it easier for cash-strapped vets to move from unemployment into...

August 20, 2012

Slavens Announces September Coffee Hours

Lawmaker invites residents to share concerns, ideas at informal events

CANTON - State Representative Dian Slavens (D-Canton) invites residents to join her for a cup of coffee and conversation at one of her upcoming coffee hours. Slavens will host her...

June 14, 2012

Dems Launch Counterattack to GOP's War on Women

Lesser version of "anti-choice omnibus" rushed through House without Dem amendments

LANSING - House Democrats today offered a multitude of amendments to an “anti-choice omnibus” package of legislation aimed at making the legal procedure of abortion more difficult for women and...

June 7, 2012

Democrats: House Republicans Wage War on the Poor

State aid recipient drug testing plan saves taxpayers little money

LANSING - State Representatives Dian Slavens (Canton), Maureen Stapleton (Detriot) and Rashida Tlaib (Detroit) took a strong stance against a proposal to make some state aid recipients pay for their...

June 6, 2012

Rep. Slavens Gives School Funding Budget a Failing Grade

Budget keeps drastic K-12 cuts, picks winners and losers among colleges

LANSING - State Representative Dian Slavens (D-Canton) today decried the 2012-13 school funding omnibus budget that was concurred by the Senate today and now awaits the governor’s signature because it...

April 16, 2012

Wayne County Reps Call For Repeal of Tax Hikes on Middle Class and Seniors

Dems call for action as families struggle with new taxes

DETROIT - State Representatives Thomas Stallworth (Detroit), Dian Slavens (Canton) and George T. Darany (Dearborn) at a press conference in Detroit today called on state Republicans to rescind their new...

March 30, 2012

Rep. Slavens Encouraged by Autism Insurance Legislation

Help for treating autism step in right direction for mental health care

LANSING - On Thursday, with the support of State Representative Dian Slavens (D-Canton), the House passed Senate Bills 414, 415 and 981, which require insurance companies to cover evidence-based treatments...

February 21, 2012

Lawmaker Hears from Seniors on Michigan's New Tax Laws

Community members given the chance to ask questions, obtain information

LANSING - Representative Dian Slavens (D-Canton) hosted an informative town hall last night on Michigan’s new tax laws, focusing on the new three-tiered pension tax, and credits that will no...

February 9, 2012

Statement from State Representative Dian Slavens (D-Canton) on the governor's proposed budget for K-12 education:

“I am disappointed that the proposed budget only includes a tiny restoration of last year’s devastating education funding cuts. The damage that last year’s budget had on our public schools...

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