Brinks, Pohutsky Introduce Legislation to Close Marital Rape Loophole

// on Thu, Apr 22 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (April 22, 2021) — Today, Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Rep. Laurie Pohutsky (D-Livonia) introduced legislation to close a legal loophole in Michigan law that permits marital rape when the perpetrator’s legal spouse is mentally incapacitated.Currently, Michigan law provides an exemption for being charged with rape… Read More


Senate District 29 Update

// on Fri, Apr 16 2021 / Email

April 16, 2021 Hello Neighbors,  Throughout the pandemic, we have heard a lot about the impact COVID-19 has had on our economy. But in this issue, I’d like to draw attention to the importance of what we call the “caring economy,” and… Read More


Moss, Brinks join Housing Michigan’s efforts to address housing crisis

// on Thu, Apr 15 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (April 15, 2021) — Housing Michigan unveiled their legislative agenda today on the steps of the Michigan Capitol in downtown Lansing, that’s focused on addressing the state’s housing crisis through a series of bipartisan legislative initiatives. Numerous legislators, bill sponsors, and supporters —… Read More


Senate passes legislation to guide ready-to-drink cocktails to market

// on Thu, Mar 25 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (March 25, 2021) — The Michigan Senate passed Senate Bills 141-144 today that would ease the tax burden on Michigan distillers working to get ready-to-drink canned cocktails to market.“We have innovative distillers here in Michigan who are making products that are increasing in… Read More


Senate District 29 Update

// on Fri, Mar 19 2021 / Email

March 19, 2021 Hello Neighbors, On the one-year anniversary of the pandemic’s arrival in Michigan, there is much to be hopeful for. Families now have the option to send their children safely back to school, and the Biden administration just… Read More


Brinks Bill to Expand Medicaid Coverage, Improve Maternal Health

// on Thu, Mar 18 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (March 18, 2021) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) this week introduced Senate Bill 252, that would expand temporary, pregnancy-related Medicaid coverage to one year after childbirth to improve maternal health outcomes and decrease postpartum mortality rates.While postpartum care has traditionally centered… Read More


Legislators Introduce Bills to Modify Michigan’s Amusement Park Safety Requirements

// on Wed, Mar 17 2021 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (March 17, 2021) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Rep. Thomas Albert (R-Lowell) have introduced legislation to improve the safety measures of Michigan’s various carnivals and amusement park attractions.Senate Bill 253 and House Bill 4527 would increase requirements carnival and amusement… Read More


Senate District 29 Update

// on Sat, Mar 6 2021 / Email

March 5, 2021 Hello Neighbors, This week the Michigan Legislature passed a supplemental budget that will provide additional financial relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as more funding for vaccine distribution. Highlights included: $110 million for vaccine distribution.$1.9 billion in… Read More


Bookmark Coloring Sheet

// on Wed, Feb 24 2021 / Newsletter

March is Reading Month. Download this Michigan bookmark and let your kids color it. Enjoy!… Read More


Sen. Brinks invites residents to virtual town hall on COVID-19 vaccine

// on Wed, Feb 24 2021 / Media Advisory

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 24, 2021) — Sen. Winnie Brinks invites members of the community to join her for a virtual town hall Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. with Dr. Adam London of the Kent County Health Department and Dr. Hyung T. Kim of Mercy Health Saint… Read More

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