News From Rep. Yanez

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

STERLING HEIGHTS - State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) and his expert panelists shared information with residents on the Oct. 1 launch date of the federal Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health care marketplace at a town hall meeting in Sterling Heights on Monday night. Joining Yanez at the town hall to answer questions were representatives from the following agencies and community groups: the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), the Michigan Department of...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

LANSING - State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) hosted Sterling Heights Firefighter Eric Post today at the Michigan House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 recognition ceremony. Representatives commemorated those lost in the 2001 attacks and recognized first responders serving in Michigan communities today.

“I am pleased to be able to recognize Firefighter Eric Post today in honor of the work he does in Sterling Heights and in honor of the people we lost twelve years ago,”...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Michigan House Democrats introduced a resolution yesterday calling for an investigation into Michigan’s high gasoline prices, which were recently named the highest in the continental U.S. State RepresentativeHenry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) supports the resolution, which urges state Attorney General Bill Schuette to open an investigation into recent high gas prices and prosecute any producer, wholesaler or retailer suspected of price fixing.

“Many residents in my district have at least a half-hour commute to...

Monday, May 20, 2013

State Reps. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) and Jeff Farrington (R-Utica) hosted a bipartisan town hall focusing on veterans issues on Monday, May 13.

Guest speakers Mark Sutton from the American Legion Department of Michigan and Kermit Harris from the Macomb County Veterans Affairs department were on hand to discuss all of the resources available to veterans. Brigadier Gen. (Ret.) Carol Ann Fausone of the Michigan Air National Guard also presented at the event.

“Veterans and...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) offered an amendment to the proposed House omnibus budget today that would impose a cap on compensation and benefits for all state department directors and appointees at no higher than the governor’s salary.

“In a time where we are asking for everyone, from local governments to people that perform vital public services, to do more with less, we cannot have state department directors and appointees being paid exorbitant salaries,...