Michigan will draft PFAS standards for public drinking water

// on March 29, 2019 / Article

“Enforceable standards based on the best science available put us on the right path — one that holds polluters accountable, deters further contamination and keeps the hardworking people of Michigan safe,” Brinks said. “I look forward to helping (Whitmer’s) administration in any way I can… Read More


Brinks applauds Whitmer’s latest move to set enforceable PFAS standards

// on March 26, 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s call for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to file a request for rulemaking and establish PFAS drinking water standards: “Gov. Whitmer’s decision to begin developing PFAS drinking… Read More


Brinks issues statement on state budget proposal

// on March 5, 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) today issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget proposal: “Our hardworking families have waited for a budget that will give us the opportunity to clean up our drinking water, make sure every child has access… Read More


Once again, state Dems propose to eliminate the tampon tax

// on February 28, 2019 / Article

Two bills proposing to exempt feminine hygiene products from sale and use tax, commonly known as the “tampon tax,” were reintroduced in the state Senate Tuesday. https://www.michiganradio.org/post/once-again-state-dems-propose-eliminate-tampon-tax… Read More


Michigan teachers quitting at record rate

// on February 27, 2019 / Press release

State Senator Winnie Brinks says teachers feel under assault. They don’t feel supported, morale is low, and pay and benefits have been flat for more than a decade. “Teachers are talking about how this isn’t just about money. It’s about valuing educators and about putting… Read More


GR senator backs bills to stop taxing tampons

// on February 27, 2019 / Article

“I’m just hoping that folks will be a little bit more informed and enlightened about the importance providing this kind of tax reform to people who may be struggling just to make ends meet.” Eleven states have eliminated taxes on tampons, including Ohio and Illinois. Read More


Brinks and McMorrow team up to strike ‘tampon tax’

// on February 26, 2019 / Press release

Legislation would make feminine hygiene products more affordable for women LANSING — State Sens. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) today introduced legislation to make Michigan the 12th state to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales and use tax — a move… Read More


Brinks on GOP’s latest move to reject Whitmer executive order

// on February 14, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on legislative Republicans’ move to reject Executive Order 2019-2, which prevents special interest oversight of corporate polluters: “The safety of our drinking water, families and communities must… Read More


Brinks issues statement on Whitmer’s State of the State

// on February 12, 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) today issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State Address and her commitment to fight for Michigan families: “West Michigan families deserve clean water, affordable education, pathways to a good-paying job and… Read More


To The Point: State Sen. Winnie Brinks

// on February 5, 2019 / Article

Hear more from Brinks above on this Feb. 3, 2019, episode of “To The Point.” https://www.woodtv.com/news/to-the-point/to-the-point-state-sen-winnie-brinks/1745982759… Read More

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