Sen. Brinks Statement on Fatal Grand Rapids Police Shooting, Video Footage

// on Wed, Apr 13 2022 / Press Statement

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 13, 2022) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement after video footage was released today regarding the case of a local police officer who fatally shot Patrick Lyoya last Monday morning in Grand Rapids: “I am outraged… Read More


Sen. Brinks Welcomes Investments in Grand Rapids Greenway, Clean Water Infrastructure

// on Thu, Mar 24 2022 / Press Statement

LANSING, Mich. (March 24, 2022) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) today issued the following statement after the supplemental appropriations bill package passed the Michigan Legislature. These bills include Kent County-specific funding, as well as significant investments in clean water and infrastructure programs:“This legislation delivers on so… Read More


Sen. Brinks’ reaction to Gov. Whitmer’s 4th State of the State Address

// on Wed, Jan 26 2022 / Press Statement

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Jan. 26, 2022) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address this evening, during which she outlined her goals for the year and reflected on past successes.   “Governor Whitmer demonstrated her… Read More


Sens. McMorrow, Brinks Applaud Movement on Tampon Tax Repeal

// on Wed, Oct 20 2021 / Press Statement

LANSING, Mich. (Oct. 20, 2021) — The Senate Finance Committee has reported legislation to repeal the tax on feminine hygiene products, otherwise known as a “tampon tax.” Sens. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) and Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) have sponsored and advocated for this legislation in the state Senate since… Read More


Senator Brinks on Senate Passage of State Budget, Securing Funds for Grand Rapidians

// on Tue, Sep 21 2021 / Press Statement

LANSING, Mich. (Sept. 21, 2021) — Today, Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget by the Michigan Senate:“This budget reflects investments in equity, access to health care and valuing those who care for others. It has… Read More


Sen. Brinks on Gov. Whitmer’s Historic Investment in Education

// on Tue, Jul 13 2021 / Press Statement

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 13, 2021) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) today issued the following statement after she welcomed Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to East Kentwood High School to sign the rest of the state’s K-12 budget for the upcoming fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The budget… Read More


Sen. Brinks backs support for direct-care workers, closing health care gap in FY22 budget recommendation

// on Thu, Feb 11 2021 / Press Statement

Sen. Brinks backs support for direct-care workers, closing health care gap in FY22 budget recommendation LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 11, 2021) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget recommendation presented today to a joint meeting of… Read More

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