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’s plan to honor fallen Monroe Township Fire Capt. Joseph M. Liedel was signed into law today by the governor. Liedel is the only firefighter in the history of the Monroe Charter Township Fire Department to die in the line of duty. Bruck’s new law renames the stretch of highway where Liedel’s […]
State Rep. Will Bruck today invited residents to meet with him during one of his upcoming town halls. Bruck scheduled the town halls to offer an opportunity for residents to meet face-to-face with him to share their thoughts, questions, and concerns. The meetings are open to the public, and no appointment is necessary to attend. […]
State Rep. Will Bruck’s plan to honor fallen Monroe Township Fire Capt. Joseph M. Liedel was unanimously approved by the Senate this week. Having previously received unanimous approval from the House, it will soon be presented to the governor for her expected signature. The legislation, House Bill 4845, would rename the stretch of highway where […]
Legislation would allow installation of safe baby drop boxes at fire departments State Rep. Will Bruck has introduced a plan to protect women and their children by allowing fire departments throughout Michigan to install specially designed boxes where newborn babies can be surrendered safely. Since 2001, Michigan’s Safe Delivery of Newborns Law has allowed parents […]