Today, the Michigan Senate Democrats responded to the death of state Representative Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) with the following statement: “We are absolutely heartbroken to hear of Isaac’s untimely death. Isaac was a fighter for his district and proudly carried on the family tradition of advocating for the… Read More
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
LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered the 2020 State of the State Address: “The voters hired us to solve Michigan’s toughest problems, not just the easy ones. Drivable roads, affordable health care, quality education… Read More
LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled to allowBauserman v. Unemployment Insurance Agency – the lawsuit to obtain damages for those who were wrongly convicted of fraud by the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency –… Read More
Introduces “Hunger-Free Student Bill of Rights” to make lunch available to all students LANSING, Mich. —Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) today announced legislation to end to harmful “lunch shaming” policies that some school districts have adopted to address school lunch debts. The legislation creates a “Hunger-Free… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Legislation introduced today by a bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers would protect children from exposure to toxic lead in drinking water by implementing a “Filter First” strategy in Michigan schools and daycare centers. Bill sponsors include Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint); Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington); Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint)… Read More
Plan will cap corporate payouts, end giveaways in two years LANSING, Mich. — As a part of ongoing state budget negotiations, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) today announced his plan to give an early end to MEGA tax credit payouts to corporations. The state has given… Read More
LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders agreed to proceed with budget negotiations without a solution to fixing Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure: “I think we all agree that fixing the roads comes with… Read More
Bill would allow statistics, finance classes to fulfill Algebra II graduation requirement LANSING, Mich. —Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) announced legislation to broaden the range of math classes that can count towards students’ graduation requirements. Currently, Michigan students must complete Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and… Read More
LANSING, Mich. —Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) and state Representative John Cherry (D-Flint) announced legislation to extend the statute of limitations in criminal misconduct cases of public officials. The bills increase the window in which prosecutors can seek legal action against emergency managers, department leaders, local officials… Read More
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