News From Rep. Guerra

Thursday, February 1, 2018

LANSING – State Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) said today that she is pleased that her bill, House Bill 5284, to help Delta College with their Saginaw Center Downtown Campus project has passed and is on its way to the governor for his signature. The bill conveys a strip of land on Baum Street, which has been closed for a number of years, to the city of Saginaw for $1. The city of Saginaw will convey...

Friday, January 19, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) said today she is eager to get to work implementing the proposals that came out of the bipartisan CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) Task Force, which visited a number of Michigan counties over the past year to hear from professionals and community members on mental health and addiction issues. Guerra was one of seven Democrats and seven Republicans on the task force.

“We have to start...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

LANSING —The House passed Senate Bill 574 today, which will allow charter schools to siphon off regional school millage dollars approved by voters. In response, state Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), issued the following statement

 “Ensuring that our students get a good education is one of the most important tasks that we have. That is why I could not support a proposal that takes tax money away from our public school classrooms and sends it to...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

LANSING — Tonight, House Democrats voted to protect the earned health care benefits of Michigan’s retired first responders. Last week, hundreds of police officers and firefighters rallied against proposals which could have gutted health care for local heroes. Today, the recommendation of House Democrats to implement the reforms of the bipartisan Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force was accepted. While these benefits are now protected, communities in the state continue to struggle with...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

LANSING — The Progressive Women’s Caucus’ Gender Violence Task Force announced today the introduction of a package of bills meant to address some gaps in state law to better support survivors of gender and domestic violence in the state of Michigan. In Michigan, one in three women have been impacted by domestic violence.[1]

“Domestic violence is not confined to a certain neighborhood or limited by demographics. It can happen to anyone,...

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