News From Rep. Brinks

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

LANSING — Nov. 16, 2017, will be Dutch-American Heritage Day in the state of Michigan, thanks to a resolution introduced by state Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), the co-chairwoman of the Legislative Dutch Caucus. The resolution, approved by the House last week, marks the day in 1776 when the Dutch fort on St. Eustatius in the West Indies fired the first salute to the flag representing the newly independent United States.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

LANSING — House Democrats filed a discharge petition to bring House Bill 5124, which would provide immediate auto insurance rate relief for seniors aged 62 and older, to the House floor for a vote. Republican leadership refused them the opportunity for the bill to be considered. In response, state Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement: 

“Seniors who get comprehensive medical coverage through Medicare or another retirement health plan already have the health...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives voted down House Bill 5013, which would make sweeping changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. In response, state Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement: 

“I voted against House Bill 5013 because it’s a bad deal for the people in my community. This bill cuts necessary medical benefits, fails to deliver long-term rate reduction, and forces families who experience tragic accidents to spend down their hard-earned assets...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

LANSING — Kent County District Court Judge Christina Elmore recently dismissed charges brought by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette against eight workers at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. In response, state Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement:

“I have fought for years to bring attention to the conditions and problems at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans after experienced state employees were dismissed and a private company was hired to supply caregivers to the home. I am...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

LANSING — State Reps., Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Andy Schor (D-Lansing) Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park), William Sowerby (D-Clinton Township), Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) and Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) announced the Better Outcomes in Literacy and Development plan to address Michigan’s ongoing literacy crisis at Lansing’s Education Child Care Center (EC3) today. The package of bills is a result of the literacy workgroup that Rep. Camilleri formed to address...

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