State Rep. Andrew Fink issued the following statement as the state board of canvassers have defied the Supreme Court’s unanimous order to certify the citizens’ initiative that qualified Unlock Michigan:
“It’s beyond appalling and absurd that the board of canvassers is defying not only the will of the people, but now the Supreme Court’s orders. The people of Michigan have done their part in lawfully collecting signatures to validate their initiative, yet these clearly slanted bureaucrats insist on standing in the way of our state’s democratic process.
It’s time for the board of canvassers to do what’s right, what they are obligated to do and should have done from the beginning and certify the Unlock Michigan initiative.”
State Rep. Andrew Fink, of Adams Township, announced the state budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 received final approval from the Legislature today and includes measures to protect personal freedoms related to vaccination and limit overreach from local health officers.
“Those pushing for the National Popular Vote Compact in Michigan seek to eliminate a vital part of our constitutional system. The Electoral College was designed with many advantages that would be erased by a national popular vote.”
Legislators invited first responders and members of the military from their communities to be their guests for the service. The ceremony included the ringing of a fire bell for those who died in the line of duty throughout Michigan in the past year.