News From Rep. Rutledge

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

“Coming away from the governor’s address tonight, I’m cautiously supportive of many of the ideas he discussed - particularly the concept of the river of opportunity, providing more Michiganders with the right tools to succeed. Of course, as with any major policy, the devil’s in the details, and I look forward to carefully considering what changes he’s advocating. I am in full agreement with the governor that the May ballot proposal is crucial for Michigan’s...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), David Rutledge (D-Ypsilanti) and Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) took their oath of office today, starting their next terms in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Reps. Driskell and Zemke will be starting their second term after a very active first two years in the Legislature. “In my first term, I worked on a number of issues for my constituents, including broadband accessibility and finding...

Friday, 19 December 2014

LANSING –- State Representatives Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline), David Rutledge (D-Ypsilanti) and Adam F. Zemke(D-Ann Arbor) are proud to have voted in support of a plan to raise money to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges while also guaranteeing tax relief for Michigan’s families and constitutionally protected money for Michigan’s schools. Under the plan, voters would decide on a ballot proposal that would raise the state sales and use tax from 6 to 7 percent...

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

LANSING — Members of the Washtenaw County delegation – Democratic Floor Leader David Rutledge (D-Superior Township) and state Representatives Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) andAdam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) – are calling on legislative Republicans to return to Lansing so that lawmakers can find a solution to Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure.

“What we’ve seen here is a failure of leadership,” Rutledge said. “Michigan drivers are saying loud and clear that they want a...

Monday, 24 February 2014

“I join with the Washtenaw County community, Southeast Michigan and our state as a whole in celebrating and honoring Congressman John Dingell for his amazing legacy and myriad accomplishments. Since 1955, this man has participated in every major piece of legislation that has been beneficial to the middle class, working families and anyone who is a minority in this country. He’s been an advocate on countless crucial issues, including safeguarding our environment, protecting the automotive...

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