News From Rep. Guerra

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) expressed her disappointment at the passage of HB 4609, a bill that would eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit in an attempt to fund road repairs. The EITC elimination would raise taxes on 820,000 low-income working families, while saving only $117 million. This number is a drop in the bucket of the more than $1 billion needed to fund Michigan roads.

“This tax credit is a saving grace...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) said today she cannot support Senate Bills 248 and 249 because they erode medical care for certain victims by limiting their ability to pay for their care, they do not guarantee rate reductions, and create more bureaucracy and continue secrecy while prohibiting voters from expressing their opinions of the so-called “reforms” at the ballot box. A recent poll conducted by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association found that...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SAGINAW – Legislative Democrats hosted a roundtable discussion with veterans, small business owners and officials from Saginaw Valley State University today in support of legislation that would address unemployment among Michigan’s veterans.

“I was honored to speak with veterans today and hear firsthand about the issues they face,” Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) said. “When their service ends, our support of veterans shouldn’t. We need to do what we can to help our servicemen...

State Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) hosted a roundtable discussion with veterans, small business owners and officials from Saginaw Valley State University in support of legislation that would address unemployment among Michigan’s veterans, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has been elected to serve as chairwoman of the Progressive Women’s Caucus, a group of Lansing legislators committed to fighting for equal pay, women’s access to health care and other critical issues affecting women and their families. Other leaders elected include Vice Chairwoman Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills), Secretary Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and Treasurer Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw).

“As women in the legislature, it’s important for us to keep in mind...

Friday, January 16, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) has been appointed as minority vice chairwoman of the House Criminal Justice Committee. Rep. Guerra is currently attending the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she is studying public interest law.

“When I began my journey to the Capitol, I wanted to help the people of my district and Michigan as a whole,” Guerra said. “In this position, with my background and passion for the law,...

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