News From Rep. Brinks

Monday, September 23, 2013

ANN ARBOR — State Representative Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) will host a meeting of the House Democrats’ Small Business and Job Creation Task Force on Monday, Sept. 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Scio Township Hall, 827 N. Zeeb Road in Ann Arbor. Driskell is a member of the task force, which seeks to increase support for local businesses so they can put more Michiganders to work.

“As a local elected official actively involved in economic development for...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

LANSING — Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) lauded the decision of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., Grand Rapids-based economic development agency The Right Place and the city of Grand Rapids to give a $300,000 grant to Grand Rapids-based Firstronic LLC, a circuit board manufacturer for the medical, automotive and industrial industries. The grant will offset a $2.45 million investment to install new, high-tech equipment and make building renovations. As a result, 110 jobs,...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

LANSING — Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) hosted firefighter Joe Dubay of the Grand Rapids Fire Department at a ceremony at the state Capitol today commemorating the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001. The event honored the memory of those who lost their lives in the attack and the first responders who stand ready to help their neighbors in any emergency.

“The anniversary of Sept. 11...

Friday, August 2, 2013

LANSING – House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) announced today that the Michigan House Democrats have formed a task force that will promote small businesses and focus on job creation. The task force is a response to Michigan Republicans’ increasing support of big corporations without increasing employment rates in the state.

“Small businesses are the backbone of Michigan’s economy and the pride and joy of local communities. It’s a shame that Republicans continue to...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS - State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has introduced House Resolution 189 marking July 11 as Srebrenica Remembrance Day and the week of July 11 as Bosnia and Herzegovina Tribute Week in Michigan. The resolution honors thousands of refugees from the region of the former Yugoslavia who found refuge in Michigan following the war that lasted from 1992 to 1995, and raises awareness of the tragedy of the Srebrenica massacre, in...

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