Democrats Introduce Bills to Protect Workers during Re-engagement

// on Tue, May 19 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Winnie Brinks(D-Grand Rapids) and Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo) today introduced a bill package to protect workers and public health as Michigan begins to re-engage the economy. Identical bills have been introduced in the House by Democratic Representatives. “Many workers are afraid to… Read More

Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

// on Mon, Mar 23 2020 / Press release

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. For at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and… Read More

Brinks Secures Funds for United Methodist Community House

// on Thu, Mar 12 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Today, Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) voted in support of a supplemental appropriations bill that would provide $1 million for community programs at the United Methodist Community House (UMCH) in Grand Rapids. “The United Methodist Community House is a vital resource to the greater Grand… Read More

Sen. Brinks on State Panel’s Move to Toughen PFAS Water Standards

// on Fri, Feb 28 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement after the state’s Environmental Rules Review Committee (ERRC) voted to approve Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed, enforceable PFAS drinking water standards: “The approval of these rules is a significant win for our state’s residents, especially those… Read More

Sen. Brinks Responds to Being Named to Prescription Drug Task Force

// on Fri, Feb 21 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement upon being named by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to a bipartisan Prescription Drug Task Force focused on increasing transparency of, and working toward lowering, prescription drug costs: “One conversation I’ve had that’s remained consistent with constituents… Read More

Brinks on Whitmer prioritizing needs of Michigan families

// on Wed, Jan 29 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement on Gov. Whitmer’s State of the State address:  “I look forward to working with Governor Whitmer and my colleagues to take action on the issues that matter most to our constituents. That means new approaches to fixing… Read More

Sen. Brinks Responds to PFAS Lawsuit

// on Tue, Jan 14 2020 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement regarding the decision by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel to sue PFAS manufacturing companies: “Michigan must send a clear message that corporations… Read More

Brinks on tentative agreement to address PFAS in Kent County

// on Wed, Dec 11 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on Attorney General Dana Nessel’s announcement of a tentative agreement between the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Plainfield and Algoma Townships, and Wolverine Worldwide to address PFAS contamination in northern Kent County: “Every Michigander should… Read More

Legislators Announce Bills to Allow All Residents State ID, Driver’s License

// on Thu, Oct 31 2019 / Press release

LANSING — Sens. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) and Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids), along with Reps. Alex Garza (D–Taylor) and Rachel Hood (D–Grand Rapids) and a broad-based coalition of organizations, today announced a bill package to allow all Michigan residents the opportunity to obtain state identification cards or driver’s licenses. The Drive SAFE (Safety, Access,… Read More

Legislators Announce Bills to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors

// on Wed, Oct 23 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) and Rep. Kara Hope (D-Holt), along with members of the state’s Progressive Women’s Caucus, today announced legislation that would help support domestic violence survivors as they try to flee abusive relationships and rebuild their lives.  “Michigan can be a… Read More

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