Senate Democrats Introduce Housing Justice Bills

// on Tue, Sep 22 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit), Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit) andJeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) today introduced a five-bill package to deliver housing justice to people faced with increasing rent and eviction notices, and relief that is particularly needed by seniors and those with disabilities. “The COVID-19 pandemic has… Read More


// on Tue, Aug 4 2020 / Newsletter

This year, an incredibly important election will take place and I want youto have the information you need to be prepared. We don’t know what the future holds or how this election will look as we continue to navigate our way through challenging times in… Read More

Sen. Alexander on CARES Act Lawsuit Against Secretary DeVos

// on Tue, Jul 7 2020 / Article

LANSING – Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement after Attorney General Dana Nessel, with the support of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state attorneys general, announced a lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Secretary DeVos issued a rule on July 1, 2020, instructing local education agencies on how to allocate CARES Act funds. The… Read More

Senate Democrats Expand Unemployment as Federal Benefits Expire

// on Thu, Jul 2 2020 / Press release

LANSING — The Senate Democratic Caucus has introduced a comprehensive plan to boost Michigan’s unemployment system to expand benefits for unemployed individuals starting July 25, 2020 — the last date of federal benefits for unemployment. Currently, unemployed Michiganders can access a more generous unemployment compensation… Read More

Senate Dems introduce legislation to protect residents from foreclosures and evictions during emergencies

// on Tue, May 19 2020 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D–Detroit), Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), and Sen. Adam Hollier (D–Detroit) introduced legislation last week to protect Michigan residents from foreclosures and evictions during state emergencies. The purpose of their proposed bill package is to create an Emergency Rental Relief Act,… Read More

Auto Insurance Town Hall

// on Mon, May 11 2020 / Press release

From the day I started in Lansing, as your State Senator, I committed to working with my colleagues to determine the best way to lower rates while also ensuring that everyone has insurance that covers them when they need it. We will be joined by… Read More

Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

// on Mon, Mar 23 2020 / Press release

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. For at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and… Read More


// on Wed, Mar 11 2020 / Newsletter

Dear Neighbors: High auto insurance rates are an issue that affects everyone in Michigan. Residents in Detroit pay some of the highest rates in the country, and residents in the surrounding communities also pay exorbitant rates. From the day I started work in Lansing… Read More

Alexander on Whitmer plan to address roads and infrastructure

// on Wed, Jan 29 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, during which she announced her plan to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads:  “Between paying expensive vehicle registration fees and car repair bills, Michiganders simply cannot afford to wait any longer… Read More

Alexander on Elevated Lead Levels in Inkster Drinking Water

// on Thu, Oct 24 2019 / Press release

DETROIT — Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement after Inkster notified residents that elevated levels of lead were detected in the drinking water of four homes, out of the 30 targeted sample sites, with known lead service lines: “I’m thankful to the Department… Read More

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