News From Rep. Brunner

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;...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

LANSING -Today State Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), David Nathan (D-Detroit) and Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) announced legislation that would create transparency and accountability standards for charter schools, charter school authorizers and the for-profit educational management organizations that contract to run many charter schools. The standards are called for in House Bill 5852, which would enact a moratorium on opening any new charter schools until legislation is passed to...

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