News From Rep. Zemke

Thursday, September 22, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) plans to introduce legislation later this fall that aims to protect victims of domestic violence, among others. House Bill 5968 would prohibit local ordinances from retaliating against tenants, occupants or landlords who call to report domestic violence, a crime or an emergency situation.

If police are called to a property too often throughout a certain time period, the landlord may face exorbitant fines and lose his or...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) announced his gratitude today for three separate awards given to Washtenaw County by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), which will utilize funds from the State Revolving Fund to improve resource quality and reduce pollution.

“It is a poorly kept secret at this point that Michigan’s struggling infrastructure includes more than just our roads,” Zemke said. “It is crucial for us to identify and implement methods for...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor), Democratic vice chairman of the House Education Committee, said today that the state’s lack of transparency on decisions about school accountability has reached a new low with the announcement that an unknown number of schools will be closing by next June. Recently moved from the Department of Education into a department overseen by the governor’s office, the State School Reform/Redesign Office (SRO) has announced that a large,...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) spoke today on the release of the Michigan Education Finance Study, which revealed significant funding gaps for public schools in the state. The study comes the day after Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law the School Aid Budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

“House Democrats have been fighting to make sure that every student across the state is able to receive a quality education,” said Rep. Zemke....

Monday, June 13, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) voiced his support for the passage of House Bill 4388, a bill that expands the potential usage of school sinking fund dollars to include security improvements and technological upgrades. The legislation passed the House on Wednesday afternoon, and closely mirrors a bill Rep. Zemke introduced his first term in office.

“Our goal as legislators is always to provide our students with a quality education, but in the...

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