News From Rep. Zemke

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) offered an amendment today to prohibit the open carrying of guns in schools and other sensitive areas. It would also add public libraries to the list of no-carry zones. Currently under Michigan law, guns cannot be carried concealed in gun-free zones, but there is no explicit prohibition on openly carrying firearms in these places. A recent incident at an Ann Arbor public school event, where a parent...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) and House Democrats offered amendments to the School Aid budget today, while it was being reviewed in an appropriations subcommittee, to fix a number of problems caused by Republican leadership. House Republicans removed a number of investments that would improve Michigan schools, deviating from the governor’s executive recommendation.

Cuts included removing $100 million to at-risk student funding and nearly $25 million for 3rd-grade reading proficiency. Both...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LANSING – A group of Democratic state lawmakers introduced a package of bills today that would make Michigan the 38th state to recognize same-sex marriages. State Representative Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and state Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) introduced resolutions that would place a repeal of Michigan’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage before the voters. Additionally, state Representatives Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor), and state Senator Curtis Hertel (D-East...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) reintroduced a bill he sponsored last term that would remove the sunset on school districts establishing a district library. The law allowing local governments, including school districts, to form new district libraries currently prohibits districts from doing so after Jan. 1, 2015. Zemke introduced House Bill 4191 to remove that provision. In 2014, Zemke ushered the same legislation through the House with a 110-0 approval, before it failed...

Friday, February 6, 2015

"The YMCA’s Michigan Youth in Government is a wonderful program that teaches our future leaders about the workings of state government. These young Michiganders get to hone skills in communication and collaboration while developing a much deeper understanding about the legislative process. I am immensely proud to join the program on the board of directors and help educate more young people about how laws are made in their state. I am excited to see these...

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