Hello Neighbors, The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to end the constitutional right to abortion. This outcome is as dangerous as it is unprecedented, and it will open the floodgates for states across the country to ban abortion. Here in Michigan, the overturning of Roe v. Read More
New approval expands coverage to full 12-month postpartum period, a key competent of Governor Whitmer’s Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies initiative LANSING, Mich. – Coinciding with the beginning of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month, Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced that the state’s request to expand Medicaid coverage for… Read More
Hello Neighbors, The tragedy of Patrick Lyoya’s death is weighing heavily on our whole community. I have spoken to so many of you and witnessed your expressions of grief, fear, anger, and your demands for change. This week, I took your… Read More
Joins group of the most innovative Democratic state and local officials working to solve America’s biggest challenges WASHINGTON (April 19, 2022) — Today, Senator Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) was selected as one of nine leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders),… Read More
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 13, 2022) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement after video footage was released today regarding the case of a local police officer who fatally shot Patrick Lyoya last Monday morning in Grand Rapids: “I am outraged… Read More
Dear Neighbor,The pandemic has put a spotlight on many of the shortcomings of our health care system, and especially the need to address its disparities related to accessibility, affordability, and quality of care. These are issues close to my heart as a legislator as well,… Read More
Hello Neighbors, Last week, the state legislature passed a bipartisan agreement to invest billions of dollars from federal pandemic relief money and some state funds into Michigan’s future. I was excited to support this legislation, as some of that money will be headed… Read More
LANSING, Mich. (March 24, 2022) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) today issued the following statement after the supplemental appropriations bill package passed the Michigan Legislature. These bills include Kent County-specific funding, as well as significant investments in clean water and infrastructure programs:“This legislation delivers on so… Read More
Hello Neighbors, The stigma of a housing court record makes it virtually impossible for families recovering from a crisis, survivors of violent crimes, and people exploited by negligent or abusive landlords to find safe and affordable housing again. That’s why I’ve… Read More
Hello Neighbors, Last week, I announced an important new package of bills aimed at addressing the rising costs of prescription medications. These high costs have had a major impact on many Michigan seniors and others who rely on medication to stay… Read More
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