News From Rep. Yanez

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) hosted the Honorable Douglas P. Shepherd of the 41A District Court tonight for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.

“I am very pleased to have Judge Shepherd join me in Lansing tonight to hear the governor’s plan for our state,” said Yanez. “Judge Shepherd is very active in our community, especially with high school students through the Judges United with Students and Teachers (J.U.S.T.) program...

Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) attended the 2017 State of the State address at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, with special guest the Honorable Douglas P. Shepherd of the 41A District Court.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Patrick Green (D-Warren), Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores), William Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) took the oath of office today as the Michigan House of Representatives officially opened the 2017-18 legislative session.

“It is an honor to continue serving the people of House District 22,” said Chirkun. “I look forward to continuing my efforts to protect our workers, families, students and senior citizens by making...

State Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack at the swearing-in ceremony for the official opening of the 99th session of the Michigan House of Representatives on Jan. 11, 2017. With him are and staff Robert Becker and Thomas Steinbis, his wife, Jane, and intern Nick Strunk.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LANSING — Michigan House Democrats voted for proposals Wednesday night that take steps toward improving the quality of care problems caused by privatization at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Two audits of the Grand Rapids facility have found widespread problems at the home following the privatization of direct care workers, including chronic understaffing, unanswered patient location or fall alerts and the failure of the home to follow up on allegations of neglect and abuse....

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) sent a formal request today to the chairmen of the House Oversight and Ethics Committee and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections asking for a joint hearing on the Sept. 10 disturbance at the Kinross Correctional Facility. According to multiple reports, an entire housing unit was shut down and there was severe property damage. Emergency response teams had to be brought in to help restore order.

“I...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights), along with Sen. Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), have introduced a plan that would end tax breaks for corporations that send work out of state and reimburse Michigan taxpayers for tax abatements the company had received. In the past, several companies have received corporate tax breaks in Michigan, only to turn around and send the jobs overseas or out of state.

“If a...

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