News From Rep. Yanez

Tuesday, 17 February 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, 11 February 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,...

Friday, 23 January 2015

LANSING - State Representative Henry Yanez (Sterling Heights) is introducing legislation that will allow the state to save money in the upcoming May special election by consolidating certain voting precincts. Having fewer precincts would help trim administrative costs communities and the state incur in an election.

“We have to be good stewards of the taxpayers’ money, especially when the state is facing a shortfall of more than $400 million for this fiscal year,”...

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

LANSING - State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights), in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address, said that the Legislature needs to focus on making Michigan’s economy work for everyone. Snyder failed to adequately address the looming budget deficit, caused by massive tax breaks and incentives to big corporations. Coupled with tax increases on seniors and working families, Michigan’s recovery lags behind the rest of the nation.

“The hardworking residents...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights), John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser),Derek E. Miller (D-Warren) and Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) took the oath of office today as the Michigan House of Representatives officially opened its 98th legislative session.

“I am honored that voters from House District 25 have sent me back to the state Capitol, and I look forward to getting to work on making Michigan better for our families, small...

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