News From Rep. Guerra

Friday, January 20, 2017

“It was of great concern today to hear that the School Reform Office has indicated it may close three schools in the area — two in Saginaw and one in Bridgeport — including my alma mater. Sadly, we have known for quite some time that our schools are underfunded, a statewide study released last year, indicated we should be appropriating approximately $1,200 more per pupil. Yet instead of allocating more resources to help improve these...

Friday, February 17, 2017

Like many parents and teachers in our community, I was incredibly frustrated by the letter sent directly to parents and guardians by the State School Reform Office (SRO) on Friday, Jan. 20. The communication did nothing more than create worry and fear for parents and did not provide adequate details on what the SRO process for a potential closure would look like. Further, it did not provide any legitimate options for parents in the event...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) has introduced a bill as part of a bipartisan legislative packaged aimed at expanding eligible FOIA requests to include the Legislature and the governor’s office. The package, a reintroduction from last term, was rolled out during a press conference Wednesday, and would help provide much-needed accountability for Michigan state government, which currently ranks as the least ethical and least transparent in the nation. 

 “Implementing these measures is an...

Monday, January 30, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) spoke out today against President Trump’s signing of his executive order issuing a temporary ban on most refugees, and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries.

“As the son of immigrants, and now a legislator working to safeguard the freedoms and liberties they sought when moving here, I...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) spoke out today against President Trump’s signing of two executive orders which both call for construction to begin on a wall between the United States and Mexico, as well as to remove federal funding from sanctuary cities, and broadening the scope of priorities for deportation.

“Law enforcement experts across the country have pointed out that sanctuary city policies can actually deter...

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