By Brandon Hall
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First, WMP did an article on a townhall Amanda Price would co-host with Arlan Meekhof that was going to get HEATED.
As soon as word got out, constituents, who haven't heard from him via townhall or coffee hours in almost two years, got quite excited.
When it was clear the event would be a disaster, Meekhof made Amanda Price release a statement saying she never confirmed the event with Meekhof. The Senate Majority Leader is obviously afraid of the tough questions.
"While I continue to look forward to meeting with folks who have questions about Proposal 1 (Road Funding Proposal), I regret to inform you that the information provided in the newsletter was not accurate. My office did contact Senator Meekhof’s staff and asked to co-sponsor a Town Hall meeting. However, Senator Meekhof’s attendance was not confirmed prior to releasing our April 10, 2014 email newsletter. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused."
Anyone who knows Amanda knows she is quite diligent and would NEVER do that...
The Detroit News confronted the Senate Majority Leader's office, and they of course threw Amanda Price under the bus again:
"An Internet blogger from Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof’s home turf in west Michigan this week accused the West Olive Republican of ducking a town hall where he was supposed to field constituent questions about Proposal 1.
Meekhof, who backs the proposition connected with $1.2 billion more annually for road repairs, was going to face a hostile audience before “bailing on the event,” wrote West Michigan Politics managing editor Brandon Hall of Grand Haven.
The frequent Meekhof critic didn’t accept an explanation from state Rep. Amanda Price, R-Holland, that Meekhof hadn’t confirmed he would attend the April 27 event in Spring Lake.
But Amber McCann, press secretary to Meekhof, said Price is correct — the representative sent out notices before Meekhof’s office had a chance to check his schedule and confirm. He was being asked to co-sponsor it.
“He has talked about Proposal 1, in support of it, at nearly every public appearance since the beginning of the year,” McCann added. “He certainly is not shy about his support for the ballot measure.”
Check out the other articles on this issue below:
After Tax Increase Flip-Flop And Ducking Constituents, Meekhof's Prop 1 Town Hall Meeting May Get Heated_______________________________________________________________________
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics
Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com
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