District 29 News & Updates

// on Fri, Jul 23 2021 / Email

July 23, 2021 Hello Neighbors,  As we turn the calendar toward August, I can’t help but think about the herculean effort people — parents, teachers, administrators and more — have put in during the pandemic to ensure our students don’t miss a beat. This… Read More

Under the Dome - A Michigander's Guide to Your State Capitol

// on Wed, Jul 21 2021 / Newsletter

Government of the people, by the people, for the people.As your State Senator, I’m proud to represent you and more than 280,000 people across nine cities, villages and townships here in Kent County. I fundamentally believe our government is only as effective as the number… 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

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

Senate District 29 Update

// on Fri, Jun 25 2021 / Email

June 25, 2021 Hello Neighbors,  The effects of the pandemic have touched us all in some way, but the more we learn, it’s becoming clearer this burden has not been carried equally. Issues such as affordable and safe childcare, flexible work schedules, attainable and… 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

Senate District 29 Update

// on Fri, Jun 11 2021 / Email

June 11, 2021 Hello Neighbors,  The coming weeks will bring a flurry of legislative activity as we near the final stages of budget negotiations, and I will hopefully soon have more to share with you on that.  In this issue, I’ve included a short… Read More

Senate District 29 Update

// on Fri, May 28 2021 / Email

May 28, 2021 Hello Neighbors, For some of us, our everyday lives are returning to normal. While that can be a relief, for others this can also be a very stressful time, igniting feelings of anxiety, trauma, and depression. So,… Read More

Senate District 29 Update

// on Fri, May 14 2021 / Email

May 14, 2021 Hello Neighbors,  Great news! Michigan reached its first milestone of the “MI Vacc to Normal” plan in that 55% of Michiganders have received their first dose of the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, enabling in-person work to… 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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