News From Rep. Yanez

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, and...

Friday, January 23, 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, January 20, 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...

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