State Rep. Luke Meerman, of Coopersville, issued the following statement in response to the governor’s 2022 State of the State address:
“During her speech, the governor touted her bipartisan efforts multiple times, but her dozens of vetoes over the past year say otherwise, even vetoing legislation that had overwhelming bipartisan support.
“Further – Gov. Whitmer took credit for numerous Republican actions, including record-high school funding and small business relief.
“While I am glad to hear she plans to deliver tax relief, I’d like to see her expand relief to all of Michigan’s working families. The people of West Michigan want reduced income tax. I will continue to advocate for cutting more taxes.
Rep. Meerman talks about his HB 4705, now Public Act 63 of 2022, which requires the audio recording of every meeting of a state licensing board, state commission panel or state rule-making body. Rep. Meerman says the new law provides a new layer of accountability.
Rep. Meerman talks about final House passage Tuesday of a bipartisan plan to improve the state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry system. Currently, to be placed on the Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry, a person must merely attract the attention of Child Protective Services. The plan, Wyatt’s Law, seeks to improve the system […]