To The Point: Ananich on 'lame duck' session

// on Wed, Dec 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 Tue, Dec 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 Thu, Nov 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 Thu, Sep 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 Mon, Aug 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 Wed, Aug 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


Democrats to GOP: Less Talking, More Action on PFAS

// on Mon, Jul 30 2018 / Press release

Demand investigative hearings, legislative action on PFAS-contaminated drinking water LANSING, Mich. — Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) and Reps. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids), Kevin Hertel (D–St. Clair Shores), Jon Hoadley (D–Kalamazoo), Yousef Rabhi (D–Ann Arbor) and Henry Yanez (D–Sterling Heights) are renewing their… Read More


Sen. Ananich on Hidden MDEQ PFAS Report

// on Wed, Jul 11 2018 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement in response to the discovery of a suppressed 2012 Michigan Department of Environmental Quality report showing alarmingly high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Michigan’s water. “By now… Read More


Sen. Ananich on Education Budget Vote

// on Tue, Jun 12 2018 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after voting no on the education omnibus bill (HB 5579): “We can’t cut our way to better education, and that’s what this bill does. It punishes struggling schools by withholding some… Read More


Senate Democrats on Republicans’ Repeal of Prevailing Wage

// on Wed, Jun 6 2018 / Press release

LANSING, Mich., June 6, 2018 — Members of the Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus issued the following statements today after Senate Republicans voted to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law: Democratic Floor Leader Morris Hood III (D–Detroit) “We are elected to serve the people and be… Read More

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