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, September 15, 2017

LANSING — Members of the Michigan Latino Legislative Caucus sent a letter to Michigan’s senators and members of Congress this week, asking them to pass federal legislation that will replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Thirteen caucus members, comprising those who identify as Latino and their allies, signed the letter.

“DACA has been a popular, successful program for young people who came to this country through no choice or fault of their...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LANSING — Earlier today, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s plan to end the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In response, the members of the Michigan Latino Legislative Caucus issued the following statement:

“As members of the Michigan Latino Legislative Caucus, we are disappointed in the decision to end the successful and popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. DACA affirms our commitment as a nation to our shared...

Monday, August 21, 2017

FLINT — State House and Senate Democrats announced today their plan to stop prescription drug price spikes in Michigan. Almost 60 percent of American adults take prescription drugs, and according to the American Medical Association, drug prices increased 10 percent on average in 2016 — well outpacing inflation and wage growth — while some skyrocketed as much as 5,500 percent. This is the third straight year of double-digit increases in drug prices. Under the House...

Thursday, March 16, 2017
LANSING — State Reps. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), and Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township), alongside State Sens. Curtis Hertel (D-East Lansing), Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge), and Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton), introduced a package of bills known as “Wyatt’s Law” which would create and maintain a registry for those convicted of child abuse. The House and Senate bills are identical pieces of legislation, and match bills introduced in the House last session.

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