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


Sen. Ananich on SCOTUS Gerrymandering Decision

// on Thu, Jun 27 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court determined that federal courts will not have a role in lawsuits regarding gerrymandered political maps: “Now that we know that the U.S. Supreme… Read More


Sen. Ananich responds to Flint water cases being dismissed

// on Thu, Jun 13 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after the Office of the Attorney General announced that criminal cases related to the Flint water crisis are being dismissed: “Let me be clear: I want to see people behind bars. Words cannot… Read More


Ananich Stands Up for Workers Injured on the Job

// on Tue, Jun 11 2019 / Press release

Introduces bill to expand options for those seeking work post-injury LANSING, Mich. —Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) announced legislation to restore opportunities for workers who are injured on the job by providing more options for getting back on track and lifting overly burdensome regulations. “Michigan’s… Read More


Crowd “overjoyed” downtown as MCC Culinary Arts Institute opens

// on Mon, Jun 10 2019 / Article

An overjoyed mix of dignitaries–local, state, and federal–and a packed, shoulder-to-shoulder crowd–celebrated the public revealing of the state-of-the-art Mott Community College Culinary Arts Institute at 550 S. Saginaw St. Friday in downtown Flint. [Mott Community College President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea] said a recent economic impact… Read More


Sen. Ananich on Gov. Whitmer Creating Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

// on Thu, Jun 6 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after Governor Gretchen Whitmerissued an executive order to restructure the state’s workforce and economic development functions by creating the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity: “Governor Whitmer knows that, in… Read More

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