News From Rep. Brinks

Thursday, February 28, 2013

LANSING — State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) voted today against a proposal to convert Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan — which covers almost 4.4 million Michiganders — from a nonprofit health care corporation to a nonprofit mutual disability insurer. The proposals contain measures that will make it more difficult and expensive for seniors to obtain comprehensive insurance.

“Access to health care is one of the most important issues in our state, and...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS — State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) hosted the Grand Rapids stop of the Michigan House Democrats’ Listening Tour on Monday at the Grand Rapids Public Schools administration building. The event was held to give middle-class families a chance to say how they’ve been impacted by Republican tax increases and education cuts in Michigan. The Listening Tour event was one of several House Democrats’ Listening Tour stops being held across the...

Monday, February 25, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS — State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) participated in a Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Women Build project on Saturday, Feb. 23. The project, designed to teach women construction skills while building a safe home for a qualified family, took place at a home under construction on Robey Place SE in Grand Rapids’ Wealthy Heights neighborhood.

“Habitat for Humanity has helped so many Grand Rapids families create stable and secure...

Friday, February 22, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS — State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) will take part in a Habitat for Humanity of Kent County “Women Build” project at 307 Robey Place SE in Grand Rapids on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Women Build program is designed to teach women leadership and construction skills while addressing the problem of substandard housing in the community. The house under construction will be purchased by a single...

Thursday, February 7, 2013

LANSING — State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) introduced a resolution today demanding that the state properly care for the men and women who have served our country after they leave the military. The resolution is in response to Republicans cutting more than $4 million in funding from the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, resulting in more than 140 layoffs. Joining Brinks in sponsoring the resolution was state Rep. Brandon Dillon...

Pages