News From Rep. Zemke

Thursday, November 5, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) offered a motion today in the House Appropriations Committee attempting to block the transfer of reimbursement funds for Attorney General Bill Schuette’s fight against the DeBoer marriage case. The case, which eventually made its way to the Supreme Court in the form of DeBoer v. Snyder, was decided earlier this year. SCOTUS ruled in favor of the couple, thus institutionalizing national marriage equality.

“I’m disappointed members of...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

“Today, after much deliberation, I decided to vote against House Bill 4822, the third-grade reading proficiency bill. After having worked on this for a long time, it was a difficult decision for me to make, but I ultimately felt the structure of retention, which Republicans would not comprise on, was too destructive to warrant a yes vote.

“I believe in the research that shows the damaging psychological effects of retention on children. I offered an...

Thursday, September 10, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline), David Rutledge (D-Superior Township) and Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor), are currently declining to vote on House Resolutions 139 and 141, which sought to expel Representatives Todd Courser (R-Lapeer) and Cindy Gamrat (R-Plainwell) from the Michigan House of Representatives. Citing transparency issues within the House select committee, which first examined the situation, the representatives felt that key information had been manipulated or withheld, making an informed vote impossible....

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ANN ARBOR — State Representatives Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) and David Rutledge (D-Superior Township) are highlighting a town hall-style meeting on a proposed natural gas pipeline that will run through House Districts 54 and 55. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which oversees and approves interstate pipelines, will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 5, from 6-10 p.m. at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St. in Tecumseh.

“Public input is...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) offered an amendment today to prohibit the open carrying of guns in schools and other sensitive areas. It would also add public libraries to the list of no-carry zones. Currently under Michigan law, guns cannot be carried concealed in gun-free zones, but there is no explicit prohibition on openly carrying firearms in these places. A recent incident at an Ann Arbor public school event, where a parent...

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