LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 23, 2021) — A coalition of Senate Democrats have reintroduced legislation to protect workers from unscrupulous employers who may not have their employees’ well-being at the forefront of their operations.Sens. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo), Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), and Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) have introduced Senate Bills 161-165… Read More
Virtual Town Hall on a COVID-19 Vaccine Update from 7pm-8pm. Special Guests: Dr. Adam London of the Kent County Health Department, and Dr. Hyung T. Kim of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. To register and submit questions please go to: https://senatedems.com/brinks/virtual-town-hall-sign-up/… Read More
February 18, 2021 Hello Neighbors, Things are starting to ramp up as a new legislative session is quickly underway. We’ve been hard at work introducing and co-sponsoring legislation that is important to you and our district. In this issue,… Read More
LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 18, 2021) — Sens. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) and Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), along with Reps. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) and Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods), have reintroduced legislation to exempt feminine hygiene products from the sales and use tax in Michigan.Currently, tampons, sanitary napkins, and similar feminine hygiene products are subject to… Read More
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
LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 9, 2021) — Today, Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Rep. Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids) introduced legislation to waive penalties and interest for certain property and business owners who didn’t pay their summer 2020 property taxes due to financial and economic hardships created by the COVID-19… Read More
01/29/2021 COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION On Monday, Jan. 11, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) began vaccinating residents 65 and older along with frontline workers — including police officers, first responders, frontline state… Read More
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Jan. 27, 2021) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee, released the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 3rd State of the State address: “I was pleased to see Gov. Whitmer focus on a bold… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signing of the state budget bills today, which includes funding for the United Methodist Community House (UMCH) in Grand Rapids:“The United Methodist Community House is a staple of our community… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement regarding the passage of the budget for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2020-21: “I am pleased to support a budget that keeps its focus on people in need. It has been a challenging year for… Read More
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