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
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
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
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
LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after Senate Republicans voted to repeal prevailing wage: “When you vote to eliminate prevailing wage, you send a message to those getting up for work tomorrow morning that Republicans do not… Read More
Senate Dems champion resolution to prohibit legislative bait-and-switch LANSING, Mich. — Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) introduced a resolution to put an end to circumventing the ballot initiative process as a means to trick voters and suppress Election Day turnout. The resolution is… Read More
Bills do little for state’s middle-class families, environment, education and roads LANSING, Mich., May 3, 2018 — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and Michigan Senate Democrats, who offered several amendments to fix the budget, today condemned the Republicans’ proposed state spending as a budget… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement on the fourth anniversary of the Flint water crisis: “Today marks four years since emergency management chose to change Flint’s water from a trusted source to untreated water from the Flint River. Read More
LANSING, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Snyder’s announcement on school safety: “The time for just talking or studying what to do about guns is over – it’s time to act. Democrats in… Read More
Bills will ramp up school safety, keep weapons out of wrong hands LANSING, Mich. — State Senators Jim Ananich (D-Flint), David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) and Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-Lansing) today introduced bills designed to increase school safety and reduce gun violence. The legislation comes on… Read More
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