State Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, and Rep. Luke Meerman, R-Coopersville, co-chairs of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Admirative Rules, have issued the following statement in response to Gov. Whitmer’s new mask order set to go into effect Saturday morning:
“While we are happy to see the governor’s announcement today that the state of Michigan is updating its mask and gathering orders to align with the new CDC guidelines, it brings up more questions than answers. The governor and MIOSHA are still requesting that there be permanent COVID-19 work rules.
“Continuing with the promulgation of permanent rules, which include mask mandates, is not in line with science and data, and it appears to not be in line with the governor’s new mask guidance. It just doesn’t make sense.
“We’re calling on the governor and her department to rescind the proposal for the permanent workplace rules in light of her new mask order and the CDC’s guidelines.”
Rep. Meerman, one of the co-chairs of the Michigan House School Safety Task Force, talks about the recommendations of the panel, including plans to create a special commission to improve the mental health of school-age students and hire additional staff who are dedicated to ensuring school safety.
Several reforms recommended by the bipartisan Michigan House School Safety Task Force were formally introduced today, including plans to create a special commission to improve the mental health of school-age students, hire additional staff who are dedicated to ensuring school safety, standardize statewide school safety definitions and provide guidance for building new school buildings to ensure security.
State Rep. Luke Meerman (R-Coopersville) joined the Michigan Legislature in approving a bipartisan budget that supports key public services, such as law enforcement and road improvements while paying down debt.
State Rep. Luke Meerman (R-Coopersville) issued the following statement after the president asked Congress to suspend the federal gas tax, urging Gov. Whitmer to give drivers additional savings at the pump by approving a state gas tax break as proposed by the Legislature: