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


Sen. Ananich Announces Senate Democratic Senior Staff

// on January 4, 2019 / Press release

Returning leader continues to build roster of experienced staff LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) announced his senior staff roster heading into the 100th Legislature. The Senate Democratic staff will continue to be led by a group of individuals who share… Read More


Senate Democratic Leadership Positions Announced

// on January 3, 2019 / Press release

Ananich builds experienced, diverse team to lead caucus LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) announced the full slate of 2019-2023 Senate Democratic Caucus leadership positions. The positions are as follows: • Minority Leader – Sen. Ananich • Minority Floor Leader –… Read More


To The Point: Ananich on 'lame duck' session

// on December 19, 2018 / Article

 Both sides of the aisle in the Michigan legislature are maintaining their focus during the remainder of the lame duck session. State Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich says he’s optimistic for the session and the new year.  https://www.woodtv.com/news/to-the-point/to-the-point-ananich-on-lame-duck-session/1616152220… Read More


A Power Grab? Politics as Usual? Michigan’s Governor Will Decide

// on December 18, 2018 / Article

“These guys have never not been in power. They’ve had all three branches of government the whole time they’ve been here,” said James Ananich, a Democratic senator from Flint who is the chamber’s minority leader. “They can’t grasp that the things they’ve been doing, most… Read More


Ananich Re-elected Senate Minority Leader, Chang Named Floor Leader

// on November 8, 2018 / Press release

Senate Democrats announce new caucus leaders LANSING, Mich. — Today, the incoming Senate Democratic Caucus elected Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) as minority leader and Sen.-elect Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) as minority floor leader. “With every election comes fresh ideas and perspectives about what we can do… Read More


Ananich Aims to End School “Lunch Shaming”

// on September 20, 2018 / 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 a bill to put an end to harmful “lunch shaming” policies that some school districts have adopted to address school lunch debts. Read More


Sen. Ananich on report that state knew of PFAS in Flint River prior to water switch

// on August 27, 2018 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement in response to this morning’s MLive report indicating that State of Michigan officials knew of elevated PFAS levels in the Flint River prior it becoming Flint’s water source… Read More


Sen. Ananich on Supreme Court Ruling In Favor of Fair Redistricting Proposal

// on August 1, 2018 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) released the following statement after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled to allow gerrymandering reform on the ballot: “This is a big win for voters in Michigan. No one feels the repercussions of gerrymandering more than those… Read More

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