Rep. Meerman said House Democrats have backtracked on plans to rush House Bill 5131 through the House Government Operations Committee today. The bill would create a new Court of Appeals district and packs the courts with six new judgeships. Meerman released the following statement:
“After overwhelming criticism, Democrats have pulled this misguided bill off the committee docket. This was a clear attempt to pack our courts with Democrat influence and manipulate judgeships to the detriment of our justice system. There’s no need for additional Court of Appeals judges in Michigan. The number of case filings has not increased, and our current judges are more than capable of handling existing cases.
“Further, it appears the bill aims to prevent specific judges from retaining their seats – undermining the purpose of an independent judiciary.
“This plan was a mistake and now they’re backing off – a move that’s better for all of Michigan. Promoting partisan influence over the judicial system is wrong, and people recognize that.”
Rep. Meerman today shared his disappointment with the governor’s recent proposal to divert $670 million from the Michigan Public School Employee’s Retirement System (MPSERS), which is currently $30 million in debt.
Rep. Meerman voted against a partisan plan this week that would radically alter Michigan’s energy policy. He voiced strong concerns that the new mandates will burden Michigan families with electricity that is more expensive and less reliable.
I had the profound displeasure of witnessing the Governor’s State of the State address. To hear the Governor tout progress at a time when mothers and fathers in my district are questioning whether they must find a second job just to keep up with their grocery bill shows her utter disconnect from the working families of Michigan.
State Rep. Luke Meerman today criticized the Democrat leadership of the Michigan House of Representatives for its decision not to bring a resolution condemning Hamas and reaffirming support for Israel before the House for a vote. “I am disappointed in the decision by those in leadership to remain silent on this humanitarian crisis,” said Meerman, […]