Sen. Ananich on GOP’s pro-insurance company no-fault bill:

// on Tue, May 7 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after Senate Republicans voted to pass Senate Bill 1, auto no-fault legislation that puts the priorities of insurance companies over those of Michigan drivers: “What Senate Republicans cobbled up behind… Read More


Sen. Ananich on passage of “Raise The Age” legislation

// on Wed, Apr 24 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich.–Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to increase the age at which a person can be criminally tried as an adult: “Today, the Senate took great steps to make our justice system a fairer system for… Read More


Senate bills to expand adoption rights to LGBT families

// on Wed, Apr 17 2019 / Article

Four state senators introduced a bill to expand adoption rights to all LGBT couples in Michigan. The proposed bills would prevent adoption agencies from discriminating based on sexual orientation. It expands on Attorney General Dana Nessel’s recent court settlement to ban state-contracted agencies from barring… Read More


Senate Dems introduce legislation to expand adoption rights to LGBT families

// on Tue, Apr 16 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), and Sens. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) have introduced legislation to expand adoption rights to all LGBT couples in Michigan. “LGBT Michiganders encounter enough discrimination, and shouldn’t face additional rejection, humiliation and disappointment when seeking to adopt Michigan’s… Read More


Ananich Says “No Foul” on NCAA Tournament Wagers

// on Thu, Mar 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 Tue, Mar 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 Thu, Feb 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 Tue, Feb 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 Mon, Feb 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 Fri, Feb 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

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