Sen. Jim Ananich: Democrats ready to work with Republicans to get results


Politics wasn’t my first gig. Before I ever became a councilman, or state Representative, or state Senator, I was a teacher in Flint schools.

One thing you learn as a teacher – quickly – is that most people don’t enjoy being told what to do. They like having choices. They like having input, being involved in the day-to-day decisions that impact them.

Kids grow up to be adults – the same adults who voted my colleagues and me into office. Growing older doesn’t change the desire to be part of the decision-making process, to have some control over one’s own life.  Read More