News From Rep. Guerra

Friday, January 20, 2017

“It was of great concern today to hear that the School Reform Office has indicated it may close three schools in the area — two in Saginaw and one in Bridgeport — including my alma mater. Sadly, we have known for quite some time that our schools are underfunded, a statewide study released last year, indicated we should be appropriating approximately $1,200 more per pupil. Yet instead of allocating more resources to help improve these...

Monday, August 21, 2017

FLINT — State House and Senate Democrats announced today their plan to stop prescription drug price spikes in Michigan. Almost 60 percent of American adults take prescription drugs, and according to the American Medical Association, drug prices increased 10 percent on average in 2016 — well outpacing inflation and wage growth — while some skyrocketed as much as 5,500 percent. This is the third straight year of double-digit increases in drug prices. Under the House...

Thursday, March 16, 2017
LANSING — State Reps. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), and Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township), alongside State Sens. Curtis Hertel (D-East Lansing), Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge), and Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton), introduced a package of bills known as “Wyatt’s Law” which would create and maintain a registry for those convicted of child abuse. The House and Senate bills are identical pieces of legislation, and match bills introduced in the House last session.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

LANSING –– House and Senate Democrats announced their plan during Sunshine Week that will make Michigan a national model for transparency and accountability. Under the Democratic package, state elected officials will be required to disclose their personal finances. And presidential candidates must release their most recent tax returns in order to appear on the Michigan ballot.

“The people of Michigan deserve elected officials who will represent them — not take votes to personally benefit themselves...

Friday, February 17, 2017

Like many parents and teachers in our community, I was incredibly frustrated by the letter sent directly to parents and guardians by the State School Reform Office (SRO) on Friday, Jan. 20. The communication did nothing more than create worry and fear for parents and did not provide adequate details on what the SRO process for a potential closure would look like. Further, it did not provide any legitimate options for parents in the event...

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