News From Rep. Peterson

Friday, July 7, 2017

Please join me for coffee and a lively discussion of the issues facing our community.

Feel free to stop by on any of the following dates:

  • Monday, July 10, from 9-11 a.m. at Big Boy, 2800 Washtenaw Ave. in Ypsilanti
  • Monday, July 17, from 9-11 a.m. at Spark East, 215 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti
  • Tuesday, July 18, from 9-11 a.m., at The Ypsilanti Senior Citizens Center, 1015 N. Congress St. in Ypsilanti
  • Monday, July
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

On Tuesday, the House voted on the final version of the state general government budget and the education budget for fiscal year 2017-18 funding. These budgets cover funding for all government functions, as well as education spending for the next fiscal year. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee this session, I have been working for six months now to ensure these budgets reflect the values and priorities of our Eastern Washtenaw community. Although...

Friday, June 2, 2017

YPSILANTI — State Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) will be holding a town hall focused on “The Future of Public School Funding and the Public School Employees Retirement System” on Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at Ypsilanti High School, 2095 Packard Road in Ypsilanti. Rep. Peterson will be joined by special guests state Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) and Kirk Profit, former state representative from Ypsilanti. Please direct any questions or RSVP notices to Rep....

Friday, June 2, 2017

YPSILANTI — State Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) will be hosting a community conversation to update residents on federal, state, county and township issues on Monday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ypsilanti Township Civic Center, 7200 S. Huron Drive in Ypsilanti. Rep. Peterson will be joined by special guests including members from Congresswoman Debbie Dingell's office, along with Ypsilanti Township Supervisor Brenda Stumbo and Washtenaw County Commissioners Ricky Jefferson and Ruth Ann Jamnick. Topics...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Last week, a deeply divided House of Representatives pushed through a fiscal year 2018 general government spending plan that totaled $272 million less in General Fund than what Gov. Rick Snyder proposed. Differing budget philosophies caused tempers to flare and legislative session to run late into the night.

HB 4323, the general government budget bill, passed 60-47 on a mostly party-line vote. Three of 63 Republicans voted against the budget. No Democrats supported it.

Democrats...

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