News From Rep. Yanez

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) urged redirecting $94.9 million in unspent General Fund dollars from 2012 into the state’s School Aid Fund to offset cuts to education funding. Over the past two years, almost $2 billion has been diverted from school funding to pay for massive tax breaks that were supposed to spur job creation but haven’t created any jobs.

“We are transitioning into a knowledge-based economy, and our children cannot fall behind because...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

LANSING - State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) announced today that he will be serving on the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, Energy Technology and Commerce Committees.

“The governor indicated that helping our Michigan men and women who have served our country is a top priority for this legislative session, and I agree with him,” said Yanez.”I’m excited to work with my new colleagues to create beneficial policies for these heroes.”

Yanez also expressed enthusiasm...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

STERLING HEIGHTS - State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) is letting his constituents know that services are available to those who need home heating assistance this winter.

“I responded to countless calls as a paramedic and firefighter from people worried about a neighbor or family that might be literally freezing to death in their homes,” Yanez said. “These situations are absolutely preventable thanks to the resources and help offered in Michigan, and I want residents...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

LANSING - State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) said today that Republican policies have hurt Michigan’s middle-class families and haven’t kick-started an economic recovery in the state, despite what Gov. Rick Snyder claimed in his annual State of the State address.

“The governor’s address was, unfortunately, more of the same lip service in how he plans to move Michigan forward when we all know his policies have failed the citizens of our state,” said Yanez....

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

LANSING - State Representative Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) today was sworn in to his inaugural term representing the residents of Sterling Heights and Warren in the Michigan House of Representatives. The lawmaker, along with the other 109 members of the Michigan House, took the oath of office during a ceremony at the state Capitol marking the beginning of the 97th Legislature.

“I’m excited to roll up my sleeves and get to work right away representing...