News From Rep. Zemke

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) announced today the formation of a literacy workgroup with the goal of creating a policy package that addresses the reading crisis facing Michigan students and families.

“Everyone can agree that it is unacceptable that our state ranks 46th in the country in reading,” said Camilleri, a former high school teacher. “Only about half of our students are proficient in reading for their grade level. I hope my...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LANSING — State Reps Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) today brought attention to their legislation regarding water while recognizing World Water Day. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, when an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating March 22, 2003, as the first World Water Day, and...

Monday, March 13, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) and Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) expressed their solidarity with the Islamic community following a fire at the Islamic Center of Ypsilanti in Pittsfield Township on Saturday, March 11. No one was hurt in the fire, and there is an ongoing joint investigation being conducted by the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the FBI to determine the cause...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

​“I am extremely grateful that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has decided to grant an award of $1.7 million to the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, to designate it as an Advanced Transportation Innovation Hub. It is a great honor that the MEDC chose to invest this money in Washtenaw County, and it will go a long way in providing greater access to the expanding technological sector of the transportation industry as a whole. I am pleased to see the students and faculty at the...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) introduced today the first group of bills in a bipartisan package that will ensure access to clean, safe and affordable water in Michigan. The bills were outlined as necessary steps to take in the report issued in October 2016 by the Joint Select Committee on the Flint Water Emergency chaired by state Sen. Jim Stamas (R-Midland).

 “Clean,...

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