News From Rep. Peterson

Thursday, January 18, 2018

At the beginning of every calendar year, the House and Senate fiscal agencies, along with the state Department of Treasury, hold the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference to determine how much revenue the state received in the last fiscal year, and estimate how much more it will take in before the end of the fiscal year. The result of the conference is an estimated figure of how much revenue will be available for the General Fund...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

LANSING — Today, skilled trades workers from across Michigan rallied in front of the state Capitol in opposition to efforts to repeal the state’s prevailing wage laws. In response, state Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) issued the following statement:

“I was proud to stand in solidarity with workers from across the state today against misguided efforts to deny them a living wage for their work. Michigan’s prevailing wage laws are critical to ensuring that our state-funded...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) celebrated the Michigan Strategic Fund’s approval of funding today for two local community development projects to take place in the City of Ypsilanti.

“Since coming to Lansing 12 months ago, I have made it my mission to advocate on behalf of the incredible people and organizations in my district,” Peterson said. “I was grateful for the opportunity to share with the Michigan Strategic Fund the meaningful impacts these projects will have...

State Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) is joined by Marilyn Crowley of Kincaid Henry; Rob Eisman, a partner at 3Mission Development; Liz Marek, a partner at 3Mission Development; Beth Ernat, Ypsilanti Director of Economic Development; Nathan Voght, Washtenaw County OCED Brownfield Authority; Jon Carlson a partner at 3Mission Development; Dominic Romano of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.; and Greg Lobdell, a partner at 3Mission Development following a successful Michigan Strategic Fund board meetin
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...

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