News From Rep. Peterson

Friday, December 8, 2017

As I’m sure many of you are aware, the topic of no-fault auto insurance has been a popular one in the Legislature this fall. Recently, I mailed a newsletter describing the different plans available to reform our state’s no-fault system, including information about the bipartisan Fair and Affordable No-Fault Reform plan that I support. However, I wanted to provide some clarification about components of that plan that are included in the newsletter.

Among other things,...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

LANSING — Tonight, House Democrats voted to protect the earned health care benefits of Michigan’s retired first responders. Last week, hundreds of police officers and firefighters rallied against proposals which could have gutted health care for local heroes. Today, the recommendation of House Democrats to implement the reforms of the bipartisan Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force was accepted. While these benefits are now protected, communities in the state continue to struggle with...

Friday, December 1, 2017

LANSING — This week, bills were introduced to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) issued the following response:

"This week, a huge gathering of first responders rallied around the state Capitol building to speak out against the possibility that retired police and firefighters would be stripped of their health care benefits. For anyone to consider taking these hard-earned health benefits...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

We all know the dangers of impaired driving, but usually when we think of “driving under the influence,” we envision someone having too many drinks at the bar. While alcohol is by far still the preferred substance for impaired drivers, the Michigan State Police (MSP) report that “drugged driving” is on the rise. That is why the previous Legislature passed a law in 2016 to audition a new field drug testing device.

The media has...

Monday, November 6, 2017

YPSILANTI — State Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) will be hosting a State of Our Schools town hall on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of Ypsilanti Township Hall, 7200 S. Huron River Drive in Ypsilanti. Rep. Peterson will be joined by special guests Dr. Benjamin Edmondson, superintendent of Ypsilanti Community Schools; Sean McNatt, superintendent of Lincoln Consolidated Schools; and Scott Menzel, superintendent of Washtenaw Intermediate School District.

 

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