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...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

LANSING — State Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), the House Democratic Leader-elect for the 2017-2018 session, has named state Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) and state Rep.-elect Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) as assistant House Democratic Caucus leaders for the 99th Session of the Michigan House of Representatives. State Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) will continue to serve as the caucus’ policy chairwoman.

“I have full confidence these members of our caucus will help to lead the...

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...

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