News From Rep. Rutledge

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Even before it began, the Governor’s address tonight was overshadowed by the Flint water disaster. My focus remains on how we as a state can help the people of Flint as they deal with the many impacts of the water disaster – a process that will certainly take years, if not a lifetime for some. I have already heard from so many people in the Ypsilanti community, and even people from across the country, asking...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — State Representative David Rutledge (D-Ypsilanti) was pleased to hear Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal for the American Center for Mobility, a facility dedicated to connected and automated vehicle (CAV) research and development, during his State of the State address. The former Willow Run powertrain plant in Ypsilanti Township would serve as the location for the center, which will support government, industry and academia.

“Our state has been the world leader in automotive technology for...

Thursday, October 29, 2015

LANSING — After unanimously passing the Senate earlier this month, State Representative David Rutledge’s (D-Superior Township) legislation, House Bill 4517, was signed yesterday morning by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley. The bill, which allows consolidated school districts to refinance bonds in the original school district territory, passed the House in June with a nearly unanimous vote.

“I have been impressed by the broad, bipartisan support this legislation has received in both the House and Senate,” said Rutledge....

Thursday, September 10, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline), David Rutledge (D-Superior Township) and Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor), are currently declining to vote on House Resolutions 139 and 141, which sought to expel Representatives Todd Courser (R-Lapeer) and Cindy Gamrat (R-Plainwell) from the Michigan House of Representatives. Citing transparency issues within the House select committee, which first examined the situation, the representatives felt that key information had been manipulated or withheld, making an informed vote impossible....

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ANN ARBOR — State Representatives Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) and David Rutledge (D-Superior Township) are highlighting a town hall-style meeting on a proposed natural gas pipeline that will run through House Districts 54 and 55. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which oversees and approves interstate pipelines, will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 5, from 6-10 p.m. at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St. in Tecumseh.

“Public input is...

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