News From Rep. Rutledge

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), David Rutledge (D-Ypsilanti) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) praised the Michigan House of Representatives for passing a package of bills they sponsored aimed at expanding and strengthening the state’s Freedom of Information Act laws. House Bills 5469-5478 would subject the governor’s and lieutenant governor’s offices to FOIA laws and create the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA).

“Being transparent in government on the frontend is easier in the long run...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LANSING — Michigan’s veterans and their dependents would see improved access to long-term care and new state-of-the-art facilities under bipartisan reform legislation introduced in the Senate and House on Wednesday.

“Our veterans have valiantly served our state and nation and deserve the best possible care,” said state Senator Dave Hildenbrand (R-Lowell). “This legislation will transform our existing veterans’ health care system and invest in critical new building projects in order to replace our existing, aging...

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....

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