State Rep. Luke Meerman, of Coopersville, issued the following statement urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to work with her partners in the U.S. and Canada to end the vaccine policies that have led to protests shutting down truck traffic at the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit:
“Truckers are choosing to exercise their freedom – specifically the freedom to choose what is best for them, and what they put into their bodies. We The People must stand by them as their freedoms are under attack by those who wish to have autocratic, authoritarian control over all people.
“I cannot and will not stand idly by as efforts are being made by the Canadian government and our president to crush these voices fighting to be heard. It’s time for Michigan’s governor to get involved and work to end vaccine mandates for truckers crossing the international border with Canada. I am urging her to do her part to protect personal freedoms and let our economy run at its full potential.”
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 […]