Brinks on Whitmer reorganization of DEQ, prioritizing water

// on Mon, Feb 4 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to prioritize Michigan’s water resources by creating the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy and expanding the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team:… Read More


Sen. Brinks on investigation of PFAS contamination at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids

// on Fri, Jan 18 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s addition of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport to the list of locations containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl… Read More


Sen. Brinks makes drinking water protection first order of business

// on Mon, Jan 14 2019 / Press release

Legislation would set enforceable PFOA and PFOS levels, hold polluters accountable LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) made protecting drinking water her first order of business in the new legislative session with the introduction of a bill that would establish the lowest… Read More


Sen. Brinks on federal decision to delay PFAS meeting amid shutdown

// on Thu, Jan 10 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Sen. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to reschedule a Jan. 23 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency informational meeting in Rockford about its ongoing investigation into PFAS contamination by Wolverine World Wide: “Michiganders have already… Read More


Sen. Brinks eyes renewed opportunities for West Michigan as 100th Legislature begins

// on Wed, Jan 9 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) took the oath of office today to serve the citizens of Michigan’s 29th Senate District. “I am honored to continue to represent the people of West Michigan. This 100th Legislature marks a renewed opportunity to address the… Read More


Sen. Brinks on being named Democratic Caucus Whip

// on Mon, Jan 7 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. – Senate Democrats announced their 2019-2020 leadership selections, which included the appointment of State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) as Democratic Whip. In response to the announcement, Sen. Brinks issued the following statement: “I consider it a privilege to help lead a… Read More

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