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


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


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


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


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

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