“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
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
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
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
LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement in response to MDEQ Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division director Bryce Feighner’s comments on the Flint water crisis yesterday: “The people of Flint are outraged that the state has someone involved… Read More
Resolution calls for limit on foreign sugar flooding U.S. market LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) today called on Congress to intervene on behalf of Michigan’s sugar industry. Lower prices created by unfair subsidies in the world market are… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement on today being three years since Flint began receiving untreated water from the Flint River, which led to the water crisis that the city continues to deal with: “My city was poisoned… Read More
Bill to name a section of U.S. 23 after fallen soldier signed into law LANSING, Mich. — Today Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) was honored to host the family of fallen soldier Sgt. Joe Johnson at the Capitol for… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to approve a $100 million emergency EPA grant for Flint to fund infrastructure upgrades that resulted from lead-contaminated, water damaged service lines: “It’s been… Read More
“Today marks the third World Water Day that Flint has not had safe, drinkable water. I wish residents in my city could join the rest of the country to celebrate by drinking water straight from their taps, but still we wait. We won’t… Read More
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