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Michigan Tea Party Scorecard - 2014 Q2
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Second quarter 2014 results for the Michigan Tea Party Scorecard.The scorecard is published quarterly, and scores votes deemed to be on core tea party issues - fiscal responsibility, limited government, and private sector job creation. Most straight party line votes are excluded, as are "messy" bills with conflicting content. For more information see www.watchingmichigan.com. The scorecard is a public service of Independents for Responsible Government www.I4RG.com.

2009-10 Bishop-McMillin Summary
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A direct comparison of the voting records of Mike Bishop and Tom McMillin on our three core conservative issues - fiscal responsibility, limited government, and private sector job growth. This is the summary version, with representative bills and votes from the less user-friendly long version. The bills are representative and the scores are virtually identical to the scores from the long version of this scorecard, which is also available on this site. This scorecard is a public service of the Independents for Responsible Government www.I4RG.com

2009-10 Bishop-McMillin long version
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Long version of 2009 retro scorecard includes 43 bills in scope with many virtual duplicates. Short version has representative votes and essentially identical score and is preferable for most uses. This scorecard is a public service of the Independents for Responsible Government www.I4RG.com

Michigan Tea Party Scorecard - Corporate Welfare Q1 2014
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This is an extract of corporate welfare bills only from the Michigan Tea Party Scorecard for the first quarter of 2014. The scorecard is a public service of Independents for Responsible Government of Clarkston, MI. More information is available at www.watchingmichigan.com or www.I4RG.com

Michigan Tea Party Scorecard -2014 Q1
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First quarter 2014 results for the Michigan Tea Party Scorecard.The scorecard is published quarterly, and scores votes deemed to be on core tea party issues - fiscal responsibility, limited government, and private sector job creation. Most straight party line votes are excluded, as are "messy" bills with conflicting content. For more information see www.watchingmichigan.com. The scorecard is a public service of Independents for Responsible Government www.I4RG.com.

Michigan Tea Party Scorecard - 2013 Final
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This is the final cumulative scorecard for 2013, updated through 1/17/2014. The Michigan Tea Party Scorecard is published quarterly, and scores votes deemed to be on core tea party issues - fiscal responsibility, limited government, and private sector job creation. Most straight party line votes are excluded, as are "messy" bills with conflicting content. For more information see www.watchingmichigan.com. The scorecard is a public service of Independents for Responsible Government www.I4RG.com. NOTE: the vote on expanding Medicaid is intentionally included twice to give it the extra importance that it has with conservative citizens.

Michigan Tea Party Scorecard - Corporate Welfare 2013
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This is an extract of corporate welfare bills from the Michigan Tea Party Scorecard. Corporate Welfare provides taxpayer dollars to private companies through tax breaks, loans and outright grants. While theoretically well intentioned, in reality it is cronyism, and generally provides poor or abysmal results. While the film and "green energy" subsidies get the most publicity, there are many, many more examples. Given the opportunity for abuse and the history of abysmal results, we strongly oppose this practice, but do support lowering taxes for all businesses, not just a favored few. This is a public service of Independents for Responsible Government and is updated quarterly. More details are available at www.watchingmichigan.com

Michigan Tea Party Scorecard - 2013 Q4 only
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These are the bills and scores for just the 4th Quarter of 2013 for the Michigan Tea Party Scorecard. See our other scorecards for individual quarters and the YTD version.

Michigan Tea Party Scorecard - 2013 Q3 only
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The Q3 (3rd quarter) scorecard contains only those bills scored for that quarter. See the 2013 YTD scorecard for cumulative scores.

Tea Party Scorecard - Corporate Welfare 2013
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This is an extract of corporate welfare bills from the Michigan Tea Party Scorecard. Corporate Welfare provides taxpayer dollars to private companies through tax breaks, loans and outright grants. While theoretically well intentioned, in reality it is cronyism, and generally provides poor or abysmal results. While the film and "green energy" subsidies get the most publicity, there are many, many more examples. Given the opportunity for abuse and the history of abysmal results, we strongly oppose this practice, but do support lowering taxes for all businesses, not just a favored few. This is a public service of Independents for Responsible Government and is updated quarterly. More details are available at www.watchingmichigan.com

Michigan Tea Party Scorecard - 2013 Q1 Q2 only
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This is the scorecard for the first and second quarters of 2013. We did not publish a Q1 scorecard due to the very low number of scored votes. See the 2013 YTD scorecard for cumulative scores. The Michigan Tea Party Scorecard is published quarterly, and scores votes deemed to be on core tea party issues - fiscal responsibility, limited government, and private sector job creation. Most straight party line votes are excluded, as are "messy" bills with conflicting content. For more information see www.watchingmichigan.com. The scorecard is a public service of Independents for Responsible Government www.I4RG.com. NOTE: the vote on expanding Medicaid is intentionally included twice to give it the extra importance that it has with conservative citizens.

Michigan Tea Party Scorecard - Final for 2011-2012
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This is the final cumulative release for 2011-12. The Tea Party Scorecard only includes votes on core tea party issues, primarily fiscal responsibility, limited government, and private sector job creation. Unanimous and party-line votes are largely excluded to highlight the differences between members of the same party rather than differences between the parties. "Messy" bills with complex, competing content were also excluded as no clear "correct" vote could be assigned. The Scorecard is administered by the Independents for Responsible Government in Clarkston. Questions or comments to scorecard@I4RG.com Additional analysis, and information on the criteria are found at www.watchingmichigan.com Click "View all scorecards by this user" to list all earlier scorecards available to view and our Coporate Welfare Scorecard

Michigan Tea Party Scorecard - Corporate Welfare Final 2012
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This scorecard includes only those bills from the Tea Party Scorecard that concern corporate welfare. This highlights the extremely poor record of lawmakers on this issue - low scores are the norm, zeros are very common. This scorecard is a public service of Independents for Responsible Government www.I4RG.com YTD version for 2012 updated 1/21/13 Comments to scorecard@i4rg.com