Alexander on Elevated Lead Levels in Dearborn Heights Drinking Water

// on Tue, Oct 22 2019 / Press release

DETROIT — Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement after Dearborn Heights water department officialsnotified residents of elevated levels of lead in the drinking water at 30 homes, out of 175 sample sites, with known lead service lines: “It is discouraging to, once again,… Read More


Alexander on Elevated Lead Levels in Garden City Drinking Water

// on Fri, Oct 18 2019 / Press release

DETROIT — Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement after Garden City notified residents that elevated levels of lead were detected in the drinking water of eight homes, out of the 31 targeted sample sites, with known lead service lines: “The elevated levels of lead… Read More


Legislators Join Forces to Hold Auto Insurance Companies Accountable

// on Thu, Sep 5 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit), Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), and Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) today introduced legislation to protect consumers from predatory auto insurance rate-setting loopholes.  Senate Bill 499, introduced by Sen. Alexander, would implement a lasting ban on redlining in Michigan. Public Act 21 of 2019 prohibits the use of ZIP… Read More


Michigan senators fight for clean, affordable water

// on Fri, Mar 22 2019 / Press release

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


Senate and House Democrats introduce legislation to "repeal the steal"

// on Fri, Mar 8 2019 / Article

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


Democratic senators fighting to raise minimum wage

// on Thu, Mar 7 2019 / Press release

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


Sen. Alexander on governor’s budget proposal to fix roads

// on Tue, Mar 5 2019 / Press release

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


Sen. Alexander on Gov. Whitmer’s plan to fix roads

// on Tue, Feb 12 2019 / Press release

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


Sen. Alexander plans for opportunity, reform in 100th Legislature

// on Wed, Jan 9 2019 / Press release

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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