News From Rep. Peterson

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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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Many of you have called or emailed my office wondering about my position on auto insurance. Certainly our auto insurance rates are too high, but do we really have to give up our unlimited medical coverage just for a chance at some relief? I say no. Instead, by working to eliminate fraud and contain costs, we can reduce rates and still maintain a high standard of medical coverage for the catastrophically injured.

To state my position...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) is letting his constituents and the media know that he is closely following the situation at the Cross Street Village senior living facility as housing subsidies are allowed to expire. Peterson has received no new information at this time, but he is in contact with state and local officials, as well as Cross Street Village residents, as the situation continues.

“I understand what a hardship losing housing subsidies...