State Rep. William Bruck of Erie, right, and Republican Leader Matt Hall, left, today welcomed Brian Merkle to the state Capitol for the governor’s annual State of the State address. Brian Merkle owns Merkle Funeral Service, which operates four funeral homes in Monroe County. He has also been a first responder for 25 years, serving 15 years as a firefighter for Monroe Township, 15 years as an EMT with Monroe Community Ambulance, and pulling double-duty for many of the years.
State Rep. William Bruck today said his top priorities for 2023 include addressing learning loss, access to mental health care, affordable and reliable energy, the environment, and the economy:
“I appreciate the governor’s emphasis on many pressing issues, and I look forward to working together to make our diverse state work for all Michiganders. As a father of nine, with seven children still at home, I understand the pinch everyone is feeling when we pay for groceries, gas, home heating, and education. As a small business owner, I also understand the vacuum of people leaving our state for educational, employment and retirement reasons. We need Michigan to work for all – from top to bottom and the left to the right.”
State Rep. Will Bruck is leading an effort to enhance traffic flow and safety on Michigan’s expressways. Bruck, R-Erie, introduced legislation on Thursday that would limit large trucks and tractor-trailers to the right two lanes when traveling on expressways with three or more lanes. This simple change will alleviate congestion on busy roadways by ensuring […]
State Rep. Will Bruck and Sen. Joe Bellino have introduced identical bills in both chambers to streamline the state’s permitting process. “To make Michigan competitive, we must make our great state business-friendly. This legislation would cut unnecessary red tape in the permitting process,” said Bruck, R-Erie. “The wait time to gain approval for a permit […]
State Rep. Will Bruck is helping lead a bipartisan effort to improve access to mental health care for Michigan veterans. Bruck, a retired Army veteran, said he knows how much of a toll Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges take on military service members. The legislation he is sponsoring will […]
State Rep. Will Bruck this week announced a comprehensive plan to protect Michigan’s residents, security, and economy from foreign entities of concern. Bruck, R-Erie, said many people have concerns about the Chinese Communist Party’s growing influence in Michigan. One specific concern involves Michigan schools and universities maintaining relationships with educational groups, like Confusions Institutes, that […]