News From Rep. Peterson

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...

Friday, May 5, 2017

It is downright shameful that in 2017, a woman in the United States is still earning less money than her male counterpart for doing the same work. There is simply no reason for us to continue sending women the message that, despite their overwhelming contributions to our country’s and our state’s workforce, we still place a higher value on the same work when provided by a man.

According to wage data released this year...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee passed a School Aid budget that leaves much to be desired. Unfortunately, appropriately funding students and teachers across our state is being cast aside in the House Republicans’ haste to pursue their agenda of tax cuts for the wealthy. It is critical that we recognize and empower all of our state’s students to achieve their full potential, and to promote and preserve our public education system. As passed out...

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