Sen. Ananich unveils first bills on Senate opening day

Minority leader remains dedicated to improving everyday lives of Michiganders

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) welcomed his new colleagues in the Michigan Senate at its opening day program and announced his foremost legislative priorities. The Senate Democratic Caucus grew five seats as a result of the 2018 election, and Sen. Ananich is eager to get to work with a new team that includes former educators and small business owners.

“Our state faces serious challenges that we must face head-on in the immediate future, like fixing the roads, cleaning up the water, improving our kids’ education and making sure folks have access to high-quality jobs that provide enough to support their families,” Sen. Ananich said. “These issues are not new to us, but with a new legislature and new executive leadership, I feel more confident than ever that we will make headway on the problems that affect Michiganders every day. There are five more chairs at the Democratic caucus table, and together, we will speak loudly and work effectively on behalf of our constituents so that at the end of every day, we can leave Michigan a better place than how we found it.”

Sen. Ananich announced the four following legislative initiatives as his first bills in his platform to support the working people of Michigan:

“These four bill introductions represent four opportunities to work in a bipartisan way to improve the lives of every resident. Our constituents are depending on us to demonstrate that we truly are elected representatives of the people. My Democratic colleagues and I will continue to introduce and advocate for legislation that supports working families, keeps business here in our state, makes our democracy more accessible, and protects the health and well-being of residents.”

The text of the bills will become available at after they are read into the record.


State Senator Jim Ananich

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