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


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


Brinks applauds Whitmer’s latest move to set enforceable PFAS standards

// on Tue, Mar 26 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s call for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to file a request for rulemaking and establish PFAS drinking water standards: “Gov. Whitmer’s decision to begin developing PFAS drinking… Read More


Brinks issues statement on state budget proposal

// on Tue, Mar 5 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) today issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget proposal: “Our hardworking families have waited for a budget that will give us the opportunity to clean up our drinking water, make sure every child has access… Read More


Michigan teachers quitting at record rate

// on Wed, Feb 27 2019 / Press release

State Senator Winnie Brinks says teachers feel under assault. They don’t feel supported, morale is low, and pay and benefits have been flat for more than a decade. “Teachers are talking about how this isn’t just about money. It’s about valuing educators and about putting… Read More


Brinks and McMorrow team up to strike ‘tampon tax’

// on Tue, Feb 26 2019 / Press release

Legislation would make feminine hygiene products more affordable for women LANSING — State Sens. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) today introduced legislation to make Michigan the next state to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales and use tax — a move… Read More


Brinks on GOP’s latest move to reject Whitmer executive order

// on Thu, Feb 14 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on legislative Republicans’ move to reject Executive Order 2019-2, which prevents special interest oversight of corporate polluters: “The safety of our drinking water, families and communities must… Read More


Brinks issues statement on Whitmer’s State of the State

// on Tue, Feb 12 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) today issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State Address and her commitment to fight for Michigan families: “West Michigan families deserve clean water, affordable education, pathways to a good-paying job and… Read More

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