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.
“These firearm reforms violate due process and the personal protection rights of law-abiding citizens. We certainly should not be passing legislation that restricts an individual’s second amendment rights when our broken criminal justice system is not properly enforcing the laws already in place to keep dangerous offenders behind bars.”
Local office hours are an opportunity for residents to meet one-on-one with their state representative, Luke Meerman, to discuss issues affecting the state, ask questions about state government, and request assistance with issues they are experiencing. No appointment is necessary, and all are welcome to attend.
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