LANSING — Detroit-area Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Paul Wojno (D-Warren) have introduced legislation to establish shutoff protections, create an affordability plan for water, and decriminalize water reconnection for World Water Day, which is celebrated on March 22. “Too many Michigan residents are struggling to… Read More
The Republican-controlled House and Senate watered down plans to raise the minimum wage to $12 by 2022 that was initiated by voters in a petition. Lawmakers adopted the plan before the November election and later changed them before the end of 2018. Current law now… Read More
LANSING — Sen. Erika Geiss (D–Taylor) and Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D–Detroit) today joined other lawmakers at a press conference to announce legislation that would provide a livable wage to minimum wage workers after Republicans gutted the minimum wage increases in December. The senators were joined by House Democratic… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Inkster, and Redford) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget proposal, which increases road funding and saves motorists on unnecessary car repairs. “The cost of an unexpected… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, during which she highlighted the roads as one of her main issues for her first term. “Michiganders pay enough in gas tax and… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D–Detroit) took the oath of office today to serve the citizens of Michigan’s 5th Senate District. “It’s an honor to serve the people of Michigan’s 5th Senate district, and it’s time we have a representative who understands the… Read More
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