Sen. Ananich on open carry ban at polling locations

// on Fri, Oct 16 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued guidance confirming that open carry of firearms will not be permitted at polling locations on Election Day: “Physical intimidation has no place in our country’s proud… Read More


Sen. Ananich on MDHHS Epidemic Order

// on Mon, Oct 5 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon signed an epidemic order to keep Michigan residents safe: “Since the court’s ruling on Friday, there have been a number of questions about… Read More


Sen. Ananich on Supreme Court’s Emergency Powers Ruling

// on Fri, Oct 2 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling on the governor’s emergency powers: “This is unfortunate. The Senate Democrats accept that the responsibility of keeping Michiganders safe from this unruly pandemic is now in… Read More


Senate Democrats Introduce Police Reform Bills

// on Thu, Oct 1 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Marshall Bullock(D-Detroit), and Jim Ananich (D-Flint) have introduced a bill package to reform policing in Michigan. The senators are continuing their conversations across the aisle to develop a bipartisan set of bills for later this year.The legislation would enhance and improve… Read More


Senate Supports Ananich Bill to Investigate Post-Psychiatric Care Suicides

// on Wed, Sep 30 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after the Senate unanimously voted in support of his legislation to require investigations into deaths by suicide or unknown causes within 48 hours of a patient being discharged from a psychiatric treatment facility:… Read More


Senate Approves Ananich Bill to End SNAP Ban

// on Wed, Sep 30 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after the Senate passed his legislation to end the ban on access to food assistance for those with more than one drug-related felony: “Food assistance should be available to anyone struggling to put… Read More


Sen. Ananich Psychiatric Investigation Bill Clears Committee

// on Thu, Sep 24 2020 / Press release

Legislation requires the state to examine post-treatment suicides LANSING, Mich. — Today, the Senate Committee on Health Policy and Human Services unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) to address the tragic problem of recently discharged psychiatric patients dying by suicide. “If you’re… Read More


Sen. Ananich on Passage of FY 2021 State Budget

// on Wed, Sep 23 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after the Senate approved the Fiscal Year 2021 omnibus budget and School Aid Fund budget: “Every budget faces it challenges, and this year that was especially true. Just four months ago, we were told… Read More


Sen. Ananich Bill to Lift Food Assistance Ban Advances Out of Committee

// on Tue, Sep 22 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. —Today, the Senate Committee on Families, Seniors and Veterans  voted in support of legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) to end the ban on food assistance for individuals who have drug convictions. Current Michigan law prohibits people with more than one drug-related… Read More


Sen. Ananich on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

// on Fri, Sep 18 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement in response to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “We collectively mourn the loss of one of our brightest stars. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a once-in-a-generation kind of wit,… Read More

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