News From Rep. Guerra

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...

Monday, November 9, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) held a press conference today to introduce a new package of bills aimed at reforming campaign finance issues in Michigan. The six-bill package seeks to address problems ranging from striking ‘dark money’ from elections to the way fees for late campaign filings are administered and lowering contribution limits.

"In a world where invisible backers, with unlimited resources, can fund candidates without disclosing who they...

Friday, October 9, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — State Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Derek Miller (D-Warren) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) held a press conference today announcing a package of bills to create a child-abuse registry. They were joined by Erica Hammel, mother of 3-year-old Wyatt, who suffered severe brain injuries by his father’s then-girlfriend, who had two previous convictions for child abuse.

“Erica Hammel reached out to me and shared her heart wrenching story. She then asked for...

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...