News From Rep. Guerra

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), David Rutledge (D-Ypsilanti) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) praised the Michigan House of Representatives for passing a package of bills they sponsored aimed at expanding and strengthening the state’s Freedom of Information Act laws. House Bills 5469-5478 would subject the governor’s and lieutenant governor’s offices to FOIA laws and create the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA).

“Being transparent in government on the frontend is easier in the long run...

Monday, June 13, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) is pleased the Buena Vista Township Secretary of State office will remain open, as funding was retained for the location in the budget conference committee. The Buena Vista Township location is within one of two townships in the state still covered under Section 5 of the National Voting Rights Act signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. When the branch was on the chopping block last year,...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

“Today I urged the State Administrative Board to reject the request from Gov. Rick Snyder for $1.2 million to pay for legal representation in regards to the Flint water crisis. As elected officials charged with the stewardship of taxpayer dollars, it is our duty to ensure that we spend the people’s money responsibly, something I take very seriously as a state Representative. Families in the city of Flint still desperately need assistance and spending more than a...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) voted against House Bill 5219, legislation to supposedly “fix” a bill passed in December placing a gag order on municipalities and schools attempting to inform voters about local ballot questions. Substitute language would not prevent local governments from running afoul of the law, but over Democrats’ objections, the bill passed 60-46.

“For years, the governor and his...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, middle-class families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, Reps. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) and Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, the legislators said it’s time to create a Michigan that works for school kids, college students, families, seniors and small-business...

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