News From Rep. Brunner

Thursday, December 1, 2016

LANSING — Michigan House Democrats will fight back vigorously against Republican attacks on the retiree health care promises made to police, fire fighters and other county and municipal workers in the current lame duck session, Democratic members of the House Local Government Committee said today. Under a 13-bill plan introduced late Wednesday afternoon, retirement health care promises made to local government employees — even ones outlined in labor contracts — will be voided if health...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Today, Democratic legislators in the Michigan House and Senate introduced a package of three bills that would protect student borrowers and people currently repaying student loans from predatory lenders.

“We know that a strong education is the foundation for a better future, whether through college or trade school, and a stronger workforce can only benefit the entire state,” state Representative Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) said. “Our future depends on a well-educated and skilled workforce, so...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

LANSING – State Representative Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) was saddened and frustrated to learn that the Michigan Department of Education had approved the Bay City Academy’s five year deficit elimination plan. The Bay City Academy, founded by Steve Ingersoll who is currently awaiting sentencing for felony convictions of tax evasion and conspiracy to defraud the United States, has a 1.3 million dollar deficit.

“The Bay City Academy has objectively failed both academically and financially in...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, middle-class families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, Reps. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) and Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, the legislators said it’s time to create a Michigan that works for school kids, college students, families, seniors and small-business...

Friday, September 25, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Charles Brunner (D-Bay City), hosted a telephone town hall last night to discuss the growing problem of prescription drug addiction, treatment and prevention. Joining Rep. Brunner on the call were State Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint), who currently serves on the Governor’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force; Dr. Michael Liepman, an addiction psychiatrist at WMU and the chair of the Michigan State Medical Society’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee;...

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