News From Rep. Brunner

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...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

LANSING - At a press conference at the state Capitol today, state Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods), announced legislation to enact a moratorium on opening any more charter schools until legislation is passed to ensure that they are transparent, accountable and have strong governance standards. Reps. Roberts and Cogen Lipton were joined by Dr. Casandra Ulbrich, vice president of the State Board of Education.

Rep. Roberts’ legislation would prevent the...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), the Democratic vice chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for the Department of Environmental Quality, was appointed by House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) to co-chair the Great Lakes and Conservation Task Force which will seek to address issues facing our Great Lakes, Michigan’s biodiversity and the public’s health.

“I first became involved with protecting the Great Lakes when I worked as a...

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