News From Rep. Brinks

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...

Monday, October 9, 2017

LANSING — Coinciding with the beginning of Fire Prevention Week, state Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) and state Rep. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) have introduced legislation to include breast cancer as an eligible condition under the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund — a fund that currently recognizes, and covers medical benefits for, 10 other cancers that firefighters may develop.

Our first responders risk their lives and their health to help us, and...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

LANSING — Michigan House and Senate Democrats today called on their Republican colleagues to adopt the Michigan Health Care Bill of Rights now that session in both chambers has resumed.

The resolutions, House Resolution 139 and Senate Resolution 68, would preserve key aspects of the health care system in Michigan, which remain at risk as Congress prepares to attempt another repeal of existing health care laws before Sept. 30.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS — State House and Senate Democrats announced today their plan to stop prescription drug price spikes in Michigan. Almost 60 percent of American adults take prescription drugs, and according to the American Medical Association, drug prices increased 10 percent on average in 2016 — well outpacing inflation and wage growth — while some skyrocketed as much as 5,500 percent. This is the third straight year of double-digit increases in drug prices. Under the...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS — Reps. Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) and Tim Greimel (D–Auburn Hills) hosted a press conference today to demand justice for Grand Rapids Home for Veterans’ residents, and accountability for those responsible for their abuse and neglect.

Eleven employees are facing criminal charges for falsifying patient records.

 “Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette have known about the appalling conditions at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans since 2013,”...