Gov. Whitmer Announces State to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Moms & Babies

// on Mon, May 2 2022 / Press release

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

Sen. Brinks Selected as One of Nation’s Outstanding Rising Leaders

// on Tue, Apr 19 2022 / Press release

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

Sen. Brinks Introduces Bill to Promote Housing Stability

// on Thu, Mar 3 2022 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (March 3, 2022) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) today introduced legislation to seal certain eviction records to promote housing stability among low- to moderate-income families.Senate Bill 949 would provide opportunities for certain eviction records to be sealed. It would also provide… Read More

Legislators Introduce Prescription Drug Affordability Board to Help Reduce Prescription Costs

// on Thu, Feb 24 2022 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 24, 2022) — Michigan would join a growing number of states tackling the rising costs of prescription drugs by creating a Prescription Drug Affordability Board under bicameral legislation introduced today. “The cost of prescription drugs has been rising for far too long. Read More

Sen. Brinks Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Health Officials

// on Wed, Dec 8 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (Dec. 8, 2021) — Today, Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) introduced legislation to protect public health workers from rising threats of violence amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by increasing penalties for anyone who threatens to assault, or assaults, a public health official.Earlier this year, the… Read More

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

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