News From Rep. Brinks

Friday, June 28, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS — House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and state Reps. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) are calling for an investigation into the quality of health care provided at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and requesting the state Civil Service Commission revisit its decision to allow privatization of caretaker jobs at the home. The Civil Service Commission did not take patient care into consideration when deciding the fate...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS – State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) today announced a project to renovate a former Grand Rapids school building that is no longer in service. Following demolition, the remainder of the building will be renovated and an addition will be constructed to serve as Riverside Senior Care.

“I’m happy to announce a project that will bring positive gains to our city,” said Brinks. “As it stands, the former elementary building is...

Monday, June 17, 2013

State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) called Gov. Rick Snyder’s line-item veto of a pre-college engineering program unwise and bewildering because it makes it more difficult for young people to study science and get a head start on a lucrative, in-demand career.

“We encourage our sons and daughters to study math and science and to consider careers in engineering. But with this veto, the governor is telling our kids that science doesn’t matter,...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

LANSING - State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) introduced legislation today that would ban the sale of lice or scabies treatments containing the chemical lindane in Michigan, unless the product is used under the supervision of a physician in his or her office. Lindane has been suspected of being a carcinogen in humans and has been connected to increased rates of miscarriage, liver toxicity and kidney failure. When the chemical — frequently used...

Sunday, May 26, 2013

“Celebrating holidays with fireworks is a great American tradition, and one that I enjoy. I worked closely with the sponsor of new fireworks legislation that passed the House today to address the concerns of our local leaders and Grand Rapids residents. These bills will give Grand Rapids and other cities the authority to create local laws limiting the hours of use, address excessive noise, and promote safer use so that everyone can enjoy the holidays...

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