News From Rep. Yancey

Thursday, January 25, 2018

LANSING — Today, House and Senate Democrats introduced the Teachers for Michigan bill package designed to prepare, attract and retain top teaching talent for Michigan. In response, state Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) issued the following response:

“Every child deserves a great education and that starts with great teachers. I am proud to sponsor a bill to encourage more of our veteran teachers to mentor new teachers in the first three years of their teaching...

Friday, January 12, 2018

LANSING — The Detroit Caucus stood in solidarity yesterday against an attempt to strip the city of Detroit of one of its 30 district court judges. Senate Bill 525 reflects the July 2017 Judicial Resource Recommendations (JRR) to eliminate judgeships from the 36th District Court. The Detroit Caucus stood adamantly opposed to this legislation since its introduction, citing the city’s dire need for maintaining its 30 judgeships.

“In the city of Detroit, the 36th District Court continues...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators are considering efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Representative Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) issued the following response:

“Firefighters and police officers take an oath to serve and protect, and that means that they put our safety before their own. Any attempt to cut the health benefits of first responders and leave retirees without the care they...

Friday, November 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) took the oath of office today to represent House District 1 through the end of 2018. Yancey takes the seat held by former Rep. Brian Banks, who resigned early this year.

“I am ready to get to work and be a strong advocate in Lansing for the people of the 1st House District,” said Yancey, who previously served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in the Juvenile Division...