News From Rep. Guerra

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...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) welcomed the passage of legislation today that will help bring Switch, a major technology company, to Michigan. Switch intends to invest $5 billion to transform the former Steelcase headquarters in the Grand Rapids area into a state-of-the-art data center that will employ 400 people and support another 600 high-tech jobs at companies that will co-locate equipment at the center.

“My Democratic colleagues and I have been working hard...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

LANSING – Democratic legislators on the House Criminal Justice committee came out in opposition today of a package of bills that would severely limit a woman’s access to safe abortions. The Democratic committee members pushed the fact that substandard care should never be the practice in any health situation, and questioned legislation that would put women who choose to end a pregnancy at risk.

“This goes beyond denying a woman a choice. This legislation mandates...

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