News From Rep. Zemke

Thursday, March 28, 2013

LANSING — State Representative Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) observed March is Reading Month by visiting elementary schools in the 55th District. Zemke concluded Reading Month this week as one of the “celebrity readers” at the Lincoln Consolidated School District’s “Rainbow of Reading” event on March 26.

“I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to read to so many students, and I’m encouraged by the genuine excitement they had for reading,” Zemke said. “It’s...

Friday, March 22, 2013

“Last evening, I voted against legislation that would expand the Education Achievement Authority to become a statewide system.

“I truly believe that there is no issue more pressing to Michigan’s children — to Michigan’s future — than education. Districts throughout our state are struggling, through no fault of the children who are suffering with them. This emergency should be at the forefront of discussion and dialogue by state leaders and experts.

“I am proud to...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

LANSING — State Representatives Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids), Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) and Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) fought in committees this week to make sure Michigan students have access to the quality education they deserve. Unfortunately, as the week progressed, it became increasingly clear that students remain low on the totem pole in the Republican-led Legislature.

On Tuesday morning the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid reported a budget that continues to divert funds away from...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

LANSING — State Representative Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) introduced legislation today that would remove restrictions on certain funds, allowing school districts to invest in safety and security equipment.

“Recent years of painful funding cuts from state government have resulted in instability and unpredictability for schools, making it increasingly difficult for districts to take the steps necessary to keep students safe,” Zemke said. “This change will maintain local control while giving our schools the ability...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

“I am extremely pleased that my colleagues, from both sides of the aisle, voted with me in favor of the Health Care Exchange bill, HB 4111. By accepting $30 million from the federal government for a federally mandated program, we have put Michigan in the driver’s seat for the Health Exchange - and have come one step closer to helping more than 470,000 Michigan residents to be able to receive medical coverage.

“Passing the Health...