News From Rep. Yanez

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) held a press conference at Warren City Library to announce Michigan’s Middle Class Agenda, the House Democrat’s plan for helping families, seniors and kids. The plan is based on the response Democrats received during their recent statewide, Real State of Our State Listening Tour. Rep. Yanez held a Listening Tour stop in Sterling Heights on Feb. 18.

“I heard from Andrew at my Listening Tour stop and he was...

Friday, March 22, 2013

State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) voted against the expansion of the Education Achievement Authority today because he said the bill, House Bill 4369, lacks measures that would hold the EAA accountable to students, parents and voters and offers no real solutions that would improve education in Michigan’s most troubled schools.

“Not taking the time to research and analyze the many options for true education reform is a gross oversight by the Republicans,” said Yanez.”This...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) was at elementary schools in Macomb County on Monday reading to students in honor of March is Reading Month. Yanez read books to third grade students at Cromie Elementary in Warren and Huron Academy, Havel Elementary School and Jack Harvey Elementary School in Sterling Heights.

“A love of reading, beginning at an early age, is crucial to the development of young minds and provides benefits down the road in...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

LANSING — State Representatives Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline), Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights), members of the House Commerce Committee, offered a series of amendments to House Bill 4249, which would prohibit municipalities from enacting paid leave policies for private employers stricter than the state or federal government.

“Hard-working parents shouldn’t have to miss out on a day’s pay to stay home and care for a sick or disabled child, making it harder to make ends meet,” Driskell...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

LANSING - State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) announced that he will be sponsoring legislation in a Democratic-sponsored package of ethics, accountability and transparency bills that call for an open, honest and accountable legislature.

“It is no secret that political campaigns are wrought with special interests using their money to get the candidates that will benefit their bottom line and not protect the people,” said Yanez. “I came to Lansing because I was tired of...