State Senate

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Michigan State Representative Winnie Brinks is looking to extend her career in politics, officially announcing her run for the State Senate in the 29th district Thursday afternoon in East Grand Rapids. Rep. Brinks, a Democrat, is running for the seat currently occupied by Republican State Senator David Hildenbrand.

“I’m just really gratified by all of the support that I have gotten," Rep. Brinks said. There are a lot of great folks here today, and feel like we have got a great chance with these folks behind me.”

Cities around state could get help with brownfield sites

Feb 22, 2017

Michigan municipalities are a step closer to getting incentives for developers to redevelop brownfield sites. The state Senate passed legislation on Wednesday that assists developers with the financial burden of cleaning up brownfield sites. The legislation would let developers keep a portion of taxes collected after the projects are completed to recuperate some costs of cleaning up the site.