Democrats Introduce Bills to Protect Workers during Re-engagement

// on Tue, May 19 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Winnie Brinks(D-Grand Rapids) and Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo) today introduced a bill package to protect workers and public health as Michigan begins to re-engage the economy. Identical bills have been introduced in the House by Democratic Representatives. “Many workers are afraid to… Read More

Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

// on Mon, Mar 23 2020 / Press release

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. For at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and… Read More

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

// on Fri, Mar 20 2020 / Newsletter

Friends,  We are learning more about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with every passing hour, and I know it can be hard to keep up or find reliable information. I am here for you. As this situation continues to develop, the governor and the state legislature… Read More

Brinks Secures Funds for United Methodist Community House

// on Thu, Mar 12 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Today, Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) voted in support of a supplemental appropriations bill that would provide $1 million for community programs at the United Methodist Community House (UMCH) in Grand Rapids. “The United Methodist Community House is a vital resource to the greater Grand… Read More

Sen. Brinks on State Panel’s Move to Toughen PFAS Water Standards

// on Fri, Feb 28 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement after the state’s Environmental Rules Review Committee (ERRC) voted to approve Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed, enforceable PFAS drinking water standards: “The approval of these rules is a significant win for our state’s residents, especially those… Read More

Sen. Brinks Responds to Being Named to Prescription Drug Task Force

// on Fri, Feb 21 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement upon being named by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to a bipartisan Prescription Drug Task Force focused on increasing transparency of, and working toward lowering, prescription drug costs: “One conversation I’ve had that’s remained consistent with constituents… Read More

Brinks on Whitmer prioritizing needs of Michigan families

// on Wed, Jan 29 2020 / Press release

LANSING — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement on Gov. Whitmer’s State of the State address:  “I look forward to working with Governor Whitmer and my colleagues to take action on the issues that matter most to our constituents. That means new approaches to fixing… Read More

Sen. Brinks Responds to PFAS Lawsuit

// on Tue, Jan 14 2020 / Press release

LANSING – Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement regarding the decision by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel to sue PFAS manufacturing companies: “Michigan must send a clear message that corporations… Read More

Senator Brinks end of year Newsletter.

// on Thu, Dec 19 2019 / Newsletter

Dear Neighbor, As the first year representing you in the Michigan Senate comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the progress we’ve made and the opportunities ahead. This year, I’ve fought to move Michigan in the right direction — from progress… Read More

Brinks on tentative agreement to address PFAS in Kent County

// on Wed, Dec 11 2019 / Press release

LANSING — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on Attorney General Dana Nessel’s announcement of a tentative agreement between the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Plainfield and Algoma Townships, and Wolverine Worldwide to address PFAS contamination in northern Kent County: “Every Michigander should… Read More

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