Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus Introduces Reproductive Health Package

// on Wed, Nov 10 2021 / Press release

PWC calls for end to state’s unconstitutional abortion laws LANSING, Mich., Nov. 10, 2021 — The Progressive Women’s Caucus (PWC) was joined by representatives of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU for the introduction of the Michigan Reproductive Health Act (RHA), which would guarantee individuals’ freedom… Read More

Senator Brinks Introduces Bills Strengthening Legal Options to Support PFAS Victims, Hold Polluters More Accountable

// on Wed, Oct 6 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (Oct. 6, 2021) — Today, Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), with support from Attorney General Dana Nessel, introduced a two-bill package to help victims of PFAS contamination seek justice and to better hold corporate polluters accountable for leaking dangerous chemicals into the environment.The first bill, … Read More

Senate District 29 Update

// on Fri, Jul 9 2021 / Press release

July 9, 2021 Hello Neighbors,  It is so important that we use every approach available to combat this virus, and since nearly all COVID deaths in the U.S. are now among unvaccinated people, getting vaccinated seems to be the most effective way to do… Read More

Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bills to Help Veterans, Make Other Improvements to Law

// on Thu, Jun 24 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 10, Senate Bill 440, House Bill 4040, House Bill 4050, House Bill 4122.   “All the bills I signed today make a difference in the lives of Michiganders,” said Governor Whitmer. “Senate Bill 10 and House Bill 4122 make it… Read More

Chang, Brinks Bills Provide State IDs, Driver’s Licenses for All Residents

// on Tue, May 11 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (May 11, 2021) — Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), with the support of a broad-based coalition of organizations, have introduced bills to allow all Michigan residents an opportunity to obtain state identification cards or driver’s licenses regardless of their immigration status, as … Read More

Brinks, Pohutsky Introduce Legislation to Close Marital Rape Loophole

// on Thu, Apr 22 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (April 22, 2021) — Today, Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Rep. Laurie Pohutsky (D-Livonia) introduced legislation to close a legal loophole in Michigan law that permits marital rape when the perpetrator’s legal spouse is mentally incapacitated.Currently, Michigan law provides an exemption for being charged with rape… Read More

Moss, Brinks join Housing Michigan’s efforts to address housing crisis

// on Thu, Apr 15 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (April 15, 2021) — Housing Michigan unveiled their legislative agenda today on the steps of the Michigan Capitol in downtown Lansing, that’s focused on addressing the state’s housing crisis through a series of bipartisan legislative initiatives. Numerous legislators, bill sponsors, and supporters —… Read More

Senate passes legislation to guide ready-to-drink cocktails to market

// on Thu, Mar 25 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (March 25, 2021) — The Michigan Senate passed Senate Bills 141-144 today that would ease the tax burden on Michigan distillers working to get ready-to-drink canned cocktails to market.“We have innovative distillers here in Michigan who are making products that are increasing in… Read More

Brinks Bill to Expand Medicaid Coverage, Improve Maternal Health

// on Thu, Mar 18 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (March 18, 2021) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) this week introduced Senate Bill 252, that would expand temporary, pregnancy-related Medicaid coverage to one year after childbirth to improve maternal health outcomes and decrease postpartum mortality rates.While postpartum care has traditionally centered… Read More

Legislators Introduce Bills to Modify Michigan’s Amusement Park Safety Requirements

// on Wed, Mar 17 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (March 17, 2021) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Rep. Thomas Albert (R-Lowell) have introduced legislation to improve the safety measures of Michigan’s various carnivals and amusement park attractions.Senate Bill 253 and House Bill 4527 would increase requirements carnival and amusement… Read More

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