Passed 31 to 7 in the Senate on November 10, 2010, to increase from 2 percent to 5 percent the amount of room tax that can be imposed on hotels and motels by any local convention and tourism marketing bureau. (Certain bureaus are already allowed to levy a 4 percent tax.) Also, to authorize procedures and sanctions for a bureau that fails to provide audited financial statements.
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The vote was 31 in favor, 7 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 524)
Increase hotel and motel tax
|Anderson (D)||Barcia (D)||Basham (D)||Brater (D)||Cherry (D)|
|Clark-Coleman (D)||Clarke (D)||Gleason (D)||Hunter (D)||Jacobs (D)|
|Olshove (D)||Prusi (D)||Scott (D)||Switalski (D)||Thomas (D)|
|Allen (R)||Birkholz (R)||Bishop (R)||Cropsey (R)||Garcia (R)|
|Gilbert (R)||Hardiman (R)||Jelinek (R)||Kahn (R)||Nofs (R)|
|Pappageorge (R)||Patterson (R)||Richardville (R)||Stamas (R)||Van Woerkom (R)|
|Brown (R)||Cassis (R)||George (R)||Jansen (R)||Kuipers (R)|
|McManus (R)||Sanborn (R)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|Y Allen (R)||Y Anderson (D)||Y Barcia (D)||Y Basham (D)||Y Birkholz (R)|
|Y Bishop (R)||Y Brater (D)||n Brown (R)||n Cassis (R)||Y Cherry (D)|
|Y Clark-Coleman (D)||Y Clarke (D)||Y Cropsey (R)||Y Garcia (R)||n George (R)|
|Y Gilbert (R)||Y Gleason (D)||Y Hardiman (R)||Y Hunter (D)||Y Jacobs (D)|
|n Jansen (R)||Y Jelinek (R)||Y Kahn (R)||n Kuipers (R)||n McManus (R)|
|Y Nofs (R)||Y Olshove (D)||Y Pappageorge (R)||Y Patterson (R)||Y Prusi (D)|
|Y Richardville (R)||n Sanborn (R)||Y Scott (D)||Y Stamas (R)||Y Switalski (D)|
|Y Thomas (D)||Y Van Woerkom (R)||Y Whitmer (D)|
Senate Roll Call 524 on 2010 Senate Bill 1515
I agree. A tax is a tax. It's beginingg to look like the Republicans aren't against higher taxes but just talking so we hear what they think we want to hear.
How can Republicans claim to be for less government when so many vote for higher taxes and fees?