News From Rep. Peterson

Friday, August 18, 2017

YPSILANTI — State Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) hosted a coalition meeting yesterday with 10 legislators, nearly 50 senior advocacy groups, and many other interested statewide and local stakeholders to discuss the issue of affordable senior housing. State Reps. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) and William Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) were among those sitting on the coalition’s panel, and Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) spoke to the group about different methods for keeping housing costs down for senior citizens....

Friday, August 11, 2017

This summer, I have been proud to join many of you in various demonstrations and meetings to bring to light the senior housing crisis facing our community and our state. As Michigan’s population ages, the demand for affordable senior housing increases too, and with an economy on the upswing, that means housing prices have been rising throughout the state. Too many landlords are now taking advantage of the increase in demand for housing by converting...

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....