“I’m just hoping that folks will be a little bit more informed and enlightened about the importance providing this kind of tax reform to people who may be struggling just to make ends meet.” Eleven states have eliminated taxes on tampons, including Ohio and Illinois. Read More
Legislation would make feminine hygiene products more affordable for women LANSING — State Sens. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) today introduced legislation to make Michigan the next state to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales and use tax — a move… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on legislative Republicans’ move to reject Executive Order 2019-2, which prevents special interest oversight of corporate polluters: “The safety of our drinking water, families and communities must… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) today issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State Address and her commitment to fight for Michigan families: “West Michigan families deserve clean water, affordable education, pathways to a good-paying job and… Read More
Hear more from Brinks above on this Feb. 3, 2019, episode of “To The Point.” https://www.woodtv.com/news/to-the-point/to-the-point-state-sen-winnie-brinks/1745982759… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to prioritize Michigan’s water resources by creating the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy and expanding the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team:… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s addition of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport to the list of locations containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl… Read More
Sen. Winnie Brinks, D-Grand Rapids, introduced a new version of her legislation that would set a legally-enforceable limit of 5 parts-per-trillion (ppt) for two individual PFAS chemicals, PFOS and PFOA, in public drinking water distributed by utilities. https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/01/democrats-again-seek-tough-state-pfas-drinking-water-standard.html… Read More
Legislation would set enforceable PFOA and PFOS levels, hold polluters accountable LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) made protecting drinking water her first order of business in the new legislative session with the introduction of a bill that would establish the lowest… Read More
LANSING, Mich. – Sen. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) has issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to reschedule a Jan. 23 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency informational meeting in Rockford about its ongoing investigation into PFAS contamination by Wolverine World Wide: “Michiganders have already… Read More
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