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


Sen. Ananich on No-Fault Auto Insurance Reform Agreement

// on Fri, May 24 2019 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Jim Ananich (D-Flint) has issued the following statement about the no-fault auto insurance reform agreement that has been reached: “Michigan Senate Democrats have been working collaboratively with our Republican colleagues across the aisle and the Governor to come to a consensus on reforming no-fault… Read More


Sen. Ananich on President Trump walking out on infrastructure talks with Democrats

// on Wed, May 22 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump cut off infrastructure talks with Democratic leaders: “Today, this president set up Democratic leaders only to storm out of a meeting about one of our nation’s… Read More


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

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