News From Rep. Zemke

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators are considering efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) issued the following statement: 

“For years, Democrats have been calling on Republicans to stop underfunding our local governments, yet every year, revenue sharing still falls short of what our communities need to thrive. Now, in an attempt to fill the gap, Republicans may...

State Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) joins a crowd of police officers, firefighters and first responders at a rally to protect their hard-earned benefits at the state Capitol in Lansing on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Rep. Zemke is joined, from left, by state Reps. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) and Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township).
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Democratic Legislators Announce B.O.L.D. Education Plan

Better Outcomes in Literacy and Development plan targets reading for youngest students

LANSING — State Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) was joined by Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park), William Sowerby (D-Clinton Township), Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) and Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) at Lansing’s Education Child Care Center (EC3) today to announce the Better Outcomes in Literacy and Development plan...

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.