Senate fast-tracks bill to make Flint a Promise Zone

// on Wed, Oct 18 2017 / Press release

Legislation now awaits governor’s signature LANSING, Mich. — Legislation to make Flint a Promise Zone received its last legislative vote this morning when it passed out of the Michigan Senate with wide bipartisan support. The bill, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint), expands… Read More


Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich on Promise Zones Bill passing out of the House

// on Tue, Oct 17 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint), released the following statement in response to his legislation to make Flint a Promise Zone passing out of the House of Representatives today. “The young people in Flint are one step closer to receiving a tuition-free… Read More


House Committee Approves Flint Promise Zone Bill

// on Thu, Oct 5 2017 / Press release

College scholarships in sight for Flint students LANSING, Mich. — Legislation to make Flint a Promise Zone passed out of the House Education Reform Committee today with wide bipartisan support. The bill, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint), is modeled… Read More


Sen. Ananich Champions Sickle Cell Awareness

// on Wed, Oct 4 2017 / Press release

New bill would launch education campaign LANSING, Mich. — Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) introduced legislation to initiate a statewide campaign to inform Michiganians about sickle cell disease. The program would educate residents about treatment options and state resources available to those with… Read More


Sen. Ananich Statement on Strategic Fund Grant to Rehab F. W. Woolworth Building

// on Tue, Sep 26 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement in response to the announcement of a $1.5 million grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund to 550 Bears, Inc. and Uptown Reinvestment Corporation, Inc. to redevelop the F. W. Woolworth building in… Read More


Senator Ananich Applauds Consumers Energy, Tom Gores for $2M Donation to Flint Scholarships

// on Wed, Aug 23 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement following the announcement that Consumers Energy and Tom Gores will each be donating $1 million to the Flint Promise scholarship: “This is absolutely incredible news. I cannot stress how much of an… Read More


Sen. Ananich on Flint-based automotive, literacy grants announced today

// on Tue, Aug 22 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement after the announcement of two Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) grants in Flint. The MSF approved a $4.35 million performance-based grant for Lear Corporation to build a new full-sized truck automotive seating manufacturing… Read More


Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich: UIA Fraud Repayment Not Enough

// on Fri, Aug 11 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement in response to reports that the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency made over 48,000 wrongful fraud accusations and will be refunding $20.8 million to claimants: “I’m not going to be patting anyone… Read More


Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich on Health Care Bill Advancing in the U.S. Senate

// on Tue, Jul 25 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement following the U.S. Senate vote to advance the Republican health care bill: “There are real things we can be doing to make health care work better for everyone, like lowering premiums, investing… Read More


Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich on U.S. Senate Health Care Plan to Slash Medicaid Funding

// on Thu, Jun 22 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement in response to the Republican health care plan unveiled in the U.S. Senate this morning: “I would be hard-pressed to think of a more disastrous, out-of-touch health care ‘plan.’ With half… Read More

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