Rep. Meerman votes to lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

The Michigan House today approved a landmark plan to fix our state’s much-maligned car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Luke Meerman announced. Meerman voted in favor of the plan to offer drivers personal injury coverage options, rein in medical costs and fight fraud – features designed to end Michigan’s…

Rep. Meerman encourages local schools to apply for student health programming

State Rep. Luke Meerman, of Polkton Township, today encouraged elementary and middle schools in his district to apply for Building Healthy Communities, a public-private initiative designed to fight obesity and improve childhood health through school-based wellness programming. “Building Healthy Communities is going into its 10th year of making children – and schools – healthier,” Meerman…

Rep. Meerman charter township library plan enters next chapter

A proposal from state Rep. Luke Meerman protecting the viability of libraries in certain Michigan charter townships today was unanimously passed in a Michigan House vote. House Bill 4119 – Meerman’s first legislation of the 2019-20 term – will allow a township board to re-establish and maintain a free public library after previous adjustments to…

Rep. Meerman commends new agriculture education book

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Luke Meerman and fellow members of the House Agriculture committee were presented copies of Right This Very Minute, a new educational children’s book published in cooperation with the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Rep. Meerman commended the book, written by Lisl H. Detlefsen and illustrated by Renée Kurilla, as…

Rep. Meerman, Republicans lay out priorities for next two years

State Rep. Luke Meerman stood with his House Republican colleagues this week to present their policy priorities for the 2019-20 session. Over the next two years, they pledge to continue Michigan’s comeback and improve opportunities for all Michigan families in their policy action plan titled, “Leading the Way for an Even Better Michigan.” The plan…

Rep. Meerman testifies on bill that protects and preserves local libraries

A proposal from state Rep. Luke Meerman will allow libraries in some Michigan charter townships to continue offering the same beneficial services they have over the past half century. House Bill 4119 – Meerman’s first legislation of the 2019-20 term – will allow a township board to re-establish and maintain a free public library after…

Rep. Meerman appointed to leadership role on House Agriculture Committee

State Rep. Luke Meerman, of Cooperville, has been selected to serve as vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee, an influential panel tasked with deliberating all policy affecting Michigan’s $100 billion agricultural industry. Speaker Lee Chatfield announced the assignment this week. “It is an honor to be asked to serve on this important committee and…

Rep. Meerman’s office open, ready to serve residents

State Rep. Luke Meerman, of Polkton Township, today announced his legislative office is open and ready to serve residents of the 88th House District. “I appreciate the trust residents have placed in me to sit in their seat at the state Capitol,” Rep. Meerman said. “My goal is to ensure the people of the 88th…

Rep. Meerman takes ceremonial oath of office on House floor

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Anthony Meerman, Kennett Meerman, Julie Meerman, Jonathan Jansen, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman, Kai Leinhos, Victoria Meerman, Rep. Luke Meerman, Louise Hudd, Samantha Meerman and Sue Meerman.  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Luke Meerman, of Coopersville, was joined by family yesterday as he was sworn in at the state Capitol for his…