Senate Democrats on the passing of state Rep. Isaac Robinson

// on Mon, Mar 30 2020 / Press release

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


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


Sen. Ananich responds to Gov. Whitmer’s 2020 State of the State Address

// on Wed, Jan 29 2020 / Press release

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


Sen. Ananich on UIA lawsuit moving forward

// on Thu, Dec 5 2019 / Press release

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


Sen. Ananich Seeks an End to School “Lunch Shaming”

// on Wed, Dec 4 2019 / Press release

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


Legislators announce bipartisan ‘Filter First’ bills to protect children from lead in drinking water at schools and daycare centers

// on Wed, Oct 16 2019 / Press release

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


Ananich Announces Parameters for MEGA Rollback

// on Tue, Sep 10 2019 / Press release

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


Sen. Ananich response to budget negotiations moving forward without a roads solution

// on Mon, Sep 9 2019 / Press release

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


Give High School Students More Options for Math

// on Fri, Sep 6 2019 / Press release

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


Flint Legislators Seek to Increase Opportunity for Justice in Water Crisis

// on Wed, Aug 28 2019 / Press release

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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