Democrats Announce Bills Ensuring Paid Sick Leave for Workers

// on Tue, Feb 3 2015 / Press release

Democrats Announce Bills Ensuring Paid Sick Leave for Workers House, Senate bills protect families and the public LANSING – Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), State Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and other legislators announced at a press conference today that they… Read More

Legislative Dems Say It’s Time to Invest in a Michigan that Works for Everyone

// on Tue, Jan 20 2015 / Press release

House, Senate Dems call for policies that won’t leave working families behind LANSING – After four years of Republican policies that have left Michigan with a budget deficit and consistently placed Michigan among the states with the worst unemployment rates, it’s time to invest in… Read More

Governor Signs Ananich Main Street Fairness Bills into Law

// on Thu, Jan 15 2015 / Press release

Legislation levels economic playing field, secures much-needed road funding LANSING–Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) joined Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan small business owners today for the ceremonial signing of Senate Bills 658 and 659 of 2013, the Main Street Fairness bills. These bills, sponsored… Read More

Senate Democrats Announce Leadership Roles for Next Term

// on Wed, Nov 19 2014 / Press release

Gregory Selected for Top Dem on Appropriations LANSING – State Senate Democratic Leader-Elect Jim Ananich (D-Flint) announced appointments today for additional caucus roles next session. Senator Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) has been tapped to serve as the ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood… Read More

Ananich Pushes to Make School Supplies More Affordable

// on Fri, Aug 22 2014 / Press release

Tax credit would help make sure parents can provide for students LANSING – As parents prepare to send students back to school, State Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) is pushing for measures to help them afford necessary school supplies and materials. He introduced legislation last week,… Read More

Rep. Knezek and Sen. Ananich Call on Congress to Protect Women's Health Care Options

// on Tue, Jul 22 2014 / Press release

Federal bill would roll back misguided Hobby Lobby decision LANSING – State Representative David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) and State Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) have introduced resolutions in the Michigan House and Senate calling on Congress to act to protect employees’ access health care. The resolutions… Read More

Sen. Ananich Introduces Bill to Make Sure Workers Have Time to Vote

// on Tue, Jul 22 2014 / Press release

One of many tools to remove barriers to the ballot box pending in the State Legislature LANSING – With just three weeks left before Michiganders head to the polls for the August 5th primary, Senator Jim Ananich is set to introduce another measure tomorrow to… Read More

MI Senators Oppose Republican Budget with Misguided Priorities

// on Wed, May 28 2014 / Press release

Federal plan guts programs like Medicare and Pell Grants while raising taxes on the middle class LANSING – Following recent US House passage of the Paul Ryan budget plan, State Senators Bert Johnson (D-Detroit), Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor), and Jim Ananich (D-Flint) today introduced a… Read More

Senators Take Minimum Wage Challenge to Highlight Need for Better Pay

// on Tue, Apr 1 2014 / Press release

Grocery shopping experience, President Obama’s Michigan Visit Stress Urgency of Issue LANSING – State Senators Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and Hoon Yung-Hopgood (D-Taylor) recently took the minimum wage challenge of trying to buy groceries for an entire week on just $42. The effort comes as the… Read More

MI Senate Fails to Act on Unemployment Extension, Minimum Wage Increase

// on Wed, Mar 26 2014 / Press release

Refuses to send message to Congress that MI families are struggling LANSING – As the US Congress is deadlocked over proposals to restore federal extended unemployment benefits and increase the minimum wage, State Senators Hoon Yung-Hopgood (D-Taylor) and Jim Ananich (D-Flint) forced a vote to… Read More

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