News From Rep. Brinks

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

GRAND RAPIDS – State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) invites residents to join her at her upcoming coffee hour, which will feature special guest Ruth Kelly, a 2nd Ward commissioner for the city of Grand Rapids. This community coffee hour will give constituents a chance to meet with Rep. Brinks and Commissioner Kelly to share ideas and concerns and hear about what’s going on locally and at the Capitol. The upcoming coffee hours will take...

Thursday, 19 February 2015

LANSING – State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) hosted three groups from West Michigan today in the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee where she serves as Democratic vice chairwoman. Michigan Works!, The SOURCE and TALENT 2025 showcased the work they have been doing for the west side of the state to help people find and keep jobs, and provide the necessary skills that employers need in today’s economy.   

“I am honored to host these...

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

LANSING – State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has been elected to serve as chairwoman of the Progressive Women’s Caucus, a group of Lansing legislators committed to fighting for equal pay, women’s access to health care and other critical issues affecting women and their families. Other leaders elected include Vice Chairwoman Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills), Secretary Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and Treasurer Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw).

“As women in the legislature, it’s important for us to keep in mind...

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

LANSING – State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address tonight, said that the Legislature needs to focus on making Michigan’s economy work for everyone. Snyder addressed the looming budget deficit, caused by massive tax breaks and incentives to big corporations. Coupled with tax increases on seniors and working families, Michigan’s recovery lags behind the rest of the nation.

“After four years of unfair tax policies...

Friday, 16 January 2015

GRAND RAPIDS – State Representatives Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) was appointed the Democratic vice chairwoman of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee today. She was also placed on the Education, Health Policy and Tourism committees.

“It’s a great honor to be tasked with being the Democratic vice chairwoman on the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee,” Rep. Brinks said. “Before joining the Legislature, I worked in an organization that helped improve workplaces by retaining...

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