News From Rep. Yanez

Thursday, March 26, 2015

            LANSING – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduced House Concurrent Resolution 6 today that would block Gov. Rick Snyder’s merger of the Departments of Community Health and Human Services until he explains how this will lead to cost savings, administrative efficiencies and improved services to Michigan residents.

            “Michigan is not a laboratory and our most vulnerable citizens – the seniors, children and struggling families served by DCH...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

           LANSING – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) recently introduced House Bill 4349 to require all facilities acting as a group home or adult foster care facility to be licensed with the state. Adult foster care facilities provide care for those adults who need supervision on an ongoing basis but do not need continuous nursing care. Those that provide only some services to this population do not have to be...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LANSING—Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren), state Representatives Derek Miller (D-Warren) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) joined Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Flint Township) today to discuss new trade deals currently being negotiated with foreign nations, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which if enacted without strong currency and consumer protection provisions could mean the loss of thousands of good-paying Michigan jobs.

Accompanying Congressman Kildee’s visit to address a joint Caucus of the Michigan...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) saw his first bill, allowing for the consolidation of precincts in the upcoming May special election, approved by the House of Representatives today. House Bill 4068 would help trim administrative costs communities and the state incur in an election. The bill now goes to the Senate for approval.

 “I am pleased that my House colleagues agreed with me that we need to run efficient special elections that...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) said today that he is pleased the House Elections Committee has approved his bill that would allow for consolidating precincts in the upcoming May special election. House Bill 4068 would help trim administrative costs communities and the state incur in an election. The bill now goes to the full House for approval.

          “Elections cost money, and special elections cost the state and our communities additional money,...

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