Dem, GOP Legislators Announce Safer Drinking Water Initiative

// on Thu, Feb 1 2018 / Press release

Bipartisan group collaborates to prevent future environmental crises in Michigan LANSING, Mich. —Today Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint), state Senators Jim Stamas (R-Midland), Joe Hune (R-Hamburg) and Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge), and state Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) announced a legislative initiative to increase Michigan’s… Read More


Legislative Democrats to Snyder: Time to Put People First

// on Wed, Jan 24 2018 / Press release

Dems call on administration to join the fight for Michigan’s working families LANSING, Mich. – Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) and House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D–East Lansing) responded to Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2018 State of the State Address by calling on him… Read More


Michigan Lawmakers Demand Real Solution to Children’s Health Care Crisis, Flint Recovery Effort

// on Tue, Dec 19 2017 / Press release

Democratic leaders urge Congress to act, highlight framework for lasting fix LANSING, Mich. — State legislators in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives are pushing Congress for a comprehensive, long-term solution to the crisis surrounding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Read More


Bills to Repeal Right-to-Work Introduced

// on Tue, Dec 12 2017 / Press release

Legislation would end failed “right-to-work” experiment, restore workers’ rights LANSING, Mich. — Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint), Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor), and Sen. Steve Bieda (D–Warren) introduced bills to repeal the failed right-to-work law and boost paychecks for working families. Senate Bills… Read More


Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich on bills to jeopardize firefighter and police retirement

// on Tue, Dec 5 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement in response to the latest package of Republican bills that put municipal employee retirement benefits at risk: “Lansing Republicans are looking to round off a year of attacking working folks by targeting… Read More


MI Democratic Senators: Federal Tax Plan is a Giant Tax $cam

// on Wed, Nov 29 2017 / Press release

Legislators object to tax cuts that benefit wealthy by raising taxes on middle class LANSING, Mich. — Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) and Sen. Steve Bieda (D–Warren) announced their opposition to Republicans in Congress trying to push through the deeply flawed Trump-Republican tax… Read More


Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich on “Pistols in Preschools” Legislation

// on Wed, Nov 8 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich – Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after bills to allow concealed carry in schools, hospitals, churches, arenas and bars passed out of the Senate: “This doesn’t make any sense to me. As a former teacher, I know that… Read More


Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich on Flint Officially Becoming a Promise Zone

// on Mon, Nov 6 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement after Governor Rick Snyder signed his bill – Senate Bill 98 – to make Flint a Promise Zone: “The Flint Promise is more than a scholarship program – it’s a reflection… Read More


House, Senate Democrats Move to Prevent Wage Theft

// on Mon, Oct 30 2017 / Press release

Hardworking men and women deserve full amount they’ve earned LANSING — House and Senate Democrats announced their plan to Prevent Wage Theft today to make sure workers get what they’ve earned. A report from the Economic Policy Institute earlier this year found that Michigan… Read More


Promise Kept: Community Leaders Secure Tuition-Free Education for Flint Students

// on Tue, Oct 24 2017 / Press release

Legislation clears House, Senate, heads to governor’s desk FLINT, Mich. — Legislation recently passed the House and Senate to make Flint a Promise Zone, and today Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) gathered with community leaders to announce the latest information about… Read More

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