Ananich Says “No Foul” on NCAA Tournament Wagers

// on March 21, 2019 / Press release

Bill gives OK to social tournament bracket betting LANSING, Mich. —Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) announced legislation to decriminalize sports betting pools in Michigan. The bill, which would exempt low-stakes tournament brackets from the definition of gambling under Michigan law, was announced… Read More


Sen. Ananich on Gov. Whitmer’s Proposed Budget

// on March 5, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her inaugural budget presentation: “The voters hired us to solve Michigan’s toughest problems, not just the easy ones. Today, Gov. Whitmer unveiled a bold plan that invests where… Read More


Sen. Ananich on Senate Republicans vote to protect polluters

// on February 14, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after the Senate voted on House Concurrent Resolution 1, which passed on a party line vote. The resolution disapproves Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-02, which would protect the environment by restructuring the… Read More


Sen. Ananich on Gov. Whitmer’s first State of the State address

// on February 12, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after Governor Gretchen Whitmerdelivered her first State of the State address. “There’s no doubt that many of the issues facing our state are urgent and challenging. Tonight, Gov. Whitmer showed real leadership on the… Read More


To The Point: Ananich on legislative cooperation

// on February 11, 2019 / Article

Almost all of the leadership in Lansing is new this session. The exception is Sen. Jim Ananich of Flint, who leads the Demorats in the Senate. He talked with “To The Point:” about what cooperation may look like this year in the state Legislature:… Read More


Sen. Ananich on the passing of Congressman John Dingell

// on February 8, 2019 / Press release

FLINT, Mich. – Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) responded to the passing of Congressman John Dingell with the following statement: “Michigan lost a hero today. Congressman Dingell taught us to ‘do what’s right and never be afraid,’ a lesson he embodied in word and deed. From… Read More


Sen. Ananich on PFAS detection at Flint Bishop Airport

// on January 18, 2019 / Press release

FLINT, Mich. – Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement in response to the detection of elevated per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) levels in the water at Flint Bishop International Airport: “This is an alarming and worrisome situation, and the direct source… Read More


Sen. Ananich on Engler’s expected resignation from MSU

// on January 16, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement in response to John Engler’s expected resignation as president of Michigan State University: “From the beginning he was never the right fit, but he had many opportunities to do right by… Read More


Michigan’s 100th legislature opened its two-year session

// on January 10, 2019 / Article

Despite the gridlock in Washington, Senator Jim Ananich says both parties in Michigan want to work together to create change. https://www.wnem.com/news/michigan-s-th-legislature-opened-its-two-year-session/article_2ca7cab2-145a-11e9-bb0d-87439a2a326c.html… Read More


Sen. Ananich unveils first bills on Senate opening day

// on January 9, 2019 / Press release

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… Read More

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