News From Rep. Zemke

Thursday, July 20, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) voted in favor of the School Aid budget bill, House Bill 4313, on Tuesday, June 20, citing his approval of the budget expanding its current support of school districts that purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables for school lunches in Washtenaw County. The School Aid and state general government budget bills that each passed the House on Tuesday, were signed into law by the governor Friday, July...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives today passed legislation which dramatically alters Michigan’s teacher retirement system. House Bill 4647 passed by a vote of 55-52 with only Republicans in support. The bill shifts the burden of cost and risk onto taxpayers, school districts and educators, while failing to address the existing Michigan Public School Retirees System (MPSERS) debt.

“Taking money out of classrooms to pay for unnecessary, politically motivated programs is just wrong,” said...

Friday, May 26, 2017

ANN ARBOR — State Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) was presented with an honorary degree in community service from Washtenaw Community College and served as a speaker at the 2017 commencement ceremony last Saturday, May 20. 

“It was a humbling experience to be awarded this degree in community service from an institution I so greatly admire,” Zemke said. “I am committed to serving Washtenaw County because it is the right thing to do. I am immensely proud of the things we have been...

State Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) speaks at the 2017 Washtenaw Community College commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Photo credit: Lon Horwedel for Washtenaw Community College.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

ANN ARBOR — State Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) hosted a town hall last night on “How to Create a School to Success Continuum: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline,” where he moderated a panel of community experts who discussed many policies and practices that impact young people, and ways to prevent them from entering the criminal justice system. The town hall attracted more than 120 people, reaching the capacity of the room in which it was held at Washtenaw Community College....

Monday, May 22, 2017

ANN ARBOR — State Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) will host a town hall meeting on “How to Create a School to Success Continuum: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline” on Wednesday, May 24, from 6-8 p.m. in Room 150 of the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive in Ann Arbor. Rep. Zemke will be joined by a panel of experts, including Scott Menzel, superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate...

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