Rep. Faris, Sen. Ananich Announce $562,500 in Grants

// on Fri, Jun 16 2017 / Press release

Money for recreational facilities upgrades and bike path development LANSING — State Representative Pam Faris (D-Clio) and Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) are pleased to announce that the Legislature has approved Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) recommendations for awards in their districts. The… Read More


Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich on New Charges in Flint Water Crisis

// on Wed, Jun 14 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement regarding charges announced this morning in the Flint water crisis: “These charges are an important step on a very long journey to getting justice for the people of Flint. I have said… Read More


Ananich on GOP plan to close the educator retirement system

// on Tue, May 30 2017 / Press release

Sunday, May 28, 2017 Contact: Sen. Ananich: Rosie Jones, (734) 657-6413, rcjones@senate.michigan.gov Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich on the Republican plan to close the educator retirement system: “Over the past six years I’ve watched Republicans go to great lengths to rig the system against… Read More


Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich on introduction of MPSERS legislation

// on Tue, May 23 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement on legislation introduced today to close the pension system for Michigan’s educators: “The teachers responsible for educating our children deserve a secure retirement, plain and simple. It is beyond me why… Read More


Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich Honors Flint Job Creators

// on Wed, May 17 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) today welcomed representatives of St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center and Stormy Kromer, who partnered to create jobs in Flint. Sen. Ananich issued the following statement: “The partnership between St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center and Stormy Kromer… Read More


Michigan Senate Approves Ananich Bill to Help Flint Students Afford College

// on Tue, May 16 2017 / Press release

Legislation creates a Promise Zone for children attending schools in the city LANSING, Mich. — Legislation to make college affordable for all students in Flint advanced out of the Senate today. The bill, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) is modeled after the… Read More


Statement from Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) on the passing of state Rep. John Kivela (D–Marquette):

// on Tue, May 9 2017 / Press release

“I am heartbroken to hear about the passing of my friend and colleague, state Representative John Kivela. Rep. Kivela was a good man, a great legislator and an outstanding advocate for the people of northern Michigan. His family is in our prayers. He will be… Read More


Statement from Sen. Ananich on Flint residents receiving lien notices for unpaid water bills

// on Wed, May 3 2017 / Press release

Lansing, MICH. – Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich released the following statement in response to thousands of Flint residents receiving lien notices for unpaid water bills: “Just today I voted to extend water credits to Flint residents, but Republicans defeated the measure. The bottom line… Read More


Sen. Ananich bill to help Flint students afford college receives full committee support

// on Wed, May 3 2017 / Press release

Legislation creates a Promise Zone for children attending schools in the city LANSING, Mich. — Legislation to make college affordable for all students in Flint advanced out of the Senate Committee on Government Operations today with unanimous support. The bill, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader… Read More


Senate and House Democrats, Republicans introduce bills to protect, strengthen safety of seniors’ finances

// on Tue, May 2 2017 / Press release

Legislation would require financial advisers to report suspected abuse LANSING, Mich. – Today a group of Democratic and Republican senators and representatives announced their efforts to protect Michigan’s seniors, and other vulnerable adults, from financial abuse by mandating financial advisers to report suspected abuse. Seniors’… Read More

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