Chang, senators call for resignation of civil rights department director

// on Mon, Aug 12 2019 / Press release

LANSING – Today, Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and members of the Senate Democratic Caucus — including Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and Sens. Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit), Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills), Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Marshall Bullock II (D-Detroit), Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing), Adam Hollier (D-Detroit), Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo), Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak), Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) and Paul Wojno (D-Warren) — are calling for the resignation of… Read More

PWC Listening Tour

// on Thu, Aug 22 2019 7:00 pm / Event

Thu, Aug 22 7:00 pm - Thu, Aug 22 8:30 pm
Creston Brewery, 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (Directions)
Sen. Winnie Brinks 517-373-1801 or

Brinks applauds latest PFAS recommendations

// on Fri, Jun 28 2019 / Press release

Workgroup findings support senator’s call to set the strongest standards in the nation LANSING — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on recommendations from the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team’s (MPART) Science Advisory Workgroup, supporting her call… Read More

Brinks moves to protect women’s health care

// on Thu, Jun 20 2019 / Press release

Legislation would guarantee access to affordable contraceptives and family planning LANSING — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) today introduced a bill to protect women’s access to affordable contraception in Michigan. Senate Bill 388 would require health insurance policies to cover the full cost of… Read More

Program lets people with disabilities save money without jeopardizing benefits

// on Thu, Jun 13 2019 / Article

In Michigan and nationwide, [a] $2,000 federal asset limit is imposed on people with disabilities who receive government benefits. Miller, a family support services program manager at Disability Advocates of Kent County, said the asset limit is a major concern for many families with disabled… Read More

Gov. Whitmer helps break ground on new Grand Rapids veterans home

// on Mon, May 20 2019 / Article

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined a number of West Michigan politicians Friday afternoon to break ground on the new $49 million Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. The 128-bed residence, expected to open by the end of 2021, will sit adjacent to the existing veterans home at… Read More

Brinks to hold PFAS town hall, share latest on clean-up efforts

// on Thu, May 16 2019 / Article

A PFAS town hall happening Thursday evening is giving West Michiganders the chance to have a one-on-one with officials working to clean-up toxic PFAS contamination in local drinking water. State Sen. Winnie Brinks, D-Grand Rapids, is hosting the town hall event at the East Grand… Read More

Brinks announces PFAS town hall

// on Wed, May 8 2019 / Press release

Event includes an opportunity for one-on-one conversations with state health experts LANSING — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) invites West Michigan residents to join her for a town hall on Thursday, May 16. The event will include the latest information and actions to clean up toxic… Read More

Brinks on changes to state’s auto no-fault insurance

// on Wed, May 8 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 1, which changes Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system: “On the surface, Senate Bill 1 might seem like it saves consumers money. But, in reality, this legislation puts the safety… Read More

Michigan will draft PFAS standards for public drinking water

// on Fri, Mar 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

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