News From Rep. Yanez

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...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

LANSING — Senate and House Democrats representing Warren spoke out today against Republican sponsored bills that would strip benefits -- including healthcare -- from retired police and firefighters across the state.  In addition, the legislation threatens to send more emergency managers into communities to fund necessary services after years of revenue sharing cuts to local governments. Both the Republican-led House and Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committees heard testimony on the package today and passed them to...

Friday, December 1, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators introduced legislation that could strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) issued the following response:

“As a former Sterling Heights firefighter, I stand with firefighters, police and all emergency responders against this unthinkable attack on the health care benefits they earned. Police and firefighters put their lives on the line to serve our communities....

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

          LANSING – House Democrats filed a discharge petition today to bring House Bill 5124 to the House floor for a vote. The bill, which is part of the bipartisan Fair and Affordable No-Fault Reform package, would provide immediate rate reductions to seniors 62 and older without slashing benefits. Despite wide support for the bill, Republican leadership denied state Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) the opportunity to speak in favor of it,...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives voted down House Bill 5013, which would make sweeping changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. In response, state Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) issued the following statement: 

“I voted against House Bill 5013 Mayor Duggan –Detroit Plan because it is nothing more than a giveaway to the insurance industry, corporate special interests , and those who abuse the system which jeopardizes our families’ health without any guarantee...

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