News From Rep. Zemke

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives today passed legislation which dramatically alters Michigan’s teacher retirement system. House Bill 4647 passed by a vote of 55-52 with only Republicans in support. The bill shifts the burden of cost and risk onto taxpayers, school districts and educators, while failing to address the existing Michigan Public School Retirees System (MPSERS) debt.

“Taking money out of classrooms to pay for unnecessary, politically motivated programs is just wrong,” said...

Friday, May 26, 2017

ANN ARBOR — State Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) was presented with an honorary degree in community service from Washtenaw Community College and served as a speaker at the 2017 commencement ceremony last Saturday, May 20. 

“It was a humbling experience to be awarded this degree in community service from an institution I so greatly admire,” Zemke said. “I am committed to serving Washtenaw County because it is the right thing to do. I am immensely proud of the things we have been...

State Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) speaks at the 2017 Washtenaw Community College commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Photo credit: Lon Horwedel for Washtenaw Community College.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

ANN ARBOR — State Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) hosted a town hall last night on “How to Create a School to Success Continuum: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline,” where he moderated a panel of community experts who discussed many policies and practices that impact young people, and ways to prevent them from entering the criminal justice system. The town hall attracted more than 120 people, reaching the capacity of the room in which it was held at Washtenaw Community College....

Monday, May 22, 2017

ANN ARBOR — State Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) will host a town hall meeting on “How to Create a School to Success Continuum: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline” on Wednesday, May 24, from 6-8 p.m. in Room 150 of the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive in Ann Arbor. Rep. Zemke will be joined by a panel of experts, including Scott Menzel, superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate...

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...

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